BLOGS  >  AUGUST 19, 2019

These 4 Books Can Help Your Students Spot Fake News


Music, TV, video games, magazines and other media all have a strong influence on how our students see the world. Help students develop skills and habits of media literacy by teaching them about trustworthy news sources and the fake news phenomenon. Explore resources on how to be critical of what is reported in a democratic society.

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Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction by Michael Miller

Explore the journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections and real-world case studies helping readers identify the mechanics of fake news.

Fake News and Propaganda (Dilemmas in Democracy) by Fiona Young-Brown

It can be difficult to discern unbiased journalism from propaganda. This book is a must-have resource looking at the rise of misinformation and the ease with which it now spreads.

Uncovering Bias in the News (Core Library: News Literacy) by Duchess Harris

Discover how multiple media outlets can cover the same story in vastly different ways. Easy-to-read text, vivid images and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.

The Importance of Good Sources (Young Citizen's Guide to News Literacy) by Lisa A McPartland

Understand the importance of good sources, how to determine the quality of a source and why it's important.

Imagine a future of factiness by using students’ natural humor, creativity, curiosity and a sense of fairness along with useful tools, resources and strategies that promote creativity, inquiry and critical thinking. Special guest presenters include Kristina Ishmael, Jennifer LaGarde and Mark Ray.

Kristina Ishmael
Senior project manager of the Teaching, Learning and Tech program in New America's Education Policy program. @kmishmael

Jennifer LaGarde
Lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Guest lecturer for Rutgers University, librarian in residence with Evergreen (WA) Public Schools. @jenniferlagarde

Mark Ray
Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. 

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