Spot Fake News: Schools worldwide teaching kids how to be discerning

Many schools around the world are now teaching kids how to be discerning so they are able to spot fake news.

Over 3,300 educators from all 50 states in the US and 69 countries outside the US have adopted a curriculum to teach kids how to distinguish facts from fiction.

The curriculum was developed by a US nonprofit called the News Literacy Project. It has 12 lessons which teachers can incorporate into their current classes and a virtual classroom with online courses and exercises.

Although the curriculum was developed in 2008, it has seen an increase in demand and interest in its work more recently, especially after the last US election in which Donald Trump was elected US President.

The issue of fake news was at the forefront of the last US election campaign, when a number of made-up stories were widely circulated on social media.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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