In an Era of Fake News, Teaching
Students to Parse Fact From Fiction
By JAMES BARRON MARCH 20, 2017

The sixth graders took their seats in a classroom with a “news literacy word wall” that featured, in large letters, terms like “validity,” “accurate” and “reliable.” The teacher, Marisol Solano, said that the question for the day boiled down to this: “How do we know what’s news or not?”

Then she played a four-minute video of a man jumping from an airplane — without a parachute, the video said. As the class broke into discussion groups, Ms.Solano told the students to concentrate on other questions, about the video: “Would I share this? Would that be responsible of me as a news consumer?”

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