Fact-Check It! is a role-playing card game that stimulates critical thinking, fact-based dialogue and analytical skills among students.
It takes place in the fictional country of Agritania, where the debate over an upcoming referendum to ban GMOs has been consumed by fake news and dubious claims. Students will operate in the newsroom of the Agritania Chronicle and have to verify 25 different news items in order to inform the editorials that will come out on the day of the vote.
At the end of the exercise, the students will upload the front page that is the result of their work on factcheckingday.com and compare their findings with those of other classrooms around the world.
Fact-Check It! is designed ideally for a class of 25 students, age 15 and up, divided into five work groups. The lesson plan's kit consists of 25 cards, a fact-checking tipsheet and a guide for teachers.
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