Unit 2 overview
Activity: Work with folks at your table to choose and read one article from your assigned fact-checking site. Create a shared Google Doc to cut and paste certain moments that respond to the following questions. You break this task up however you’d like.
- Note how this fact-check contextualizes the work. Discuss: What info does it provide from the start? How does this help you understand why and how the check is justified?
- Note some of the sources used. Discuss: How they describe the claim being checked as well as establish facts in the ways we just discussed (via consensus among people in the know? are they trustworthy?)
- Note the researcher’s strategies. Discuss: What moves, approaches, or kinds of language do they use to make their process clear to readers?
- Note the links and media that is embedded in the site (images, video, etc.). Discuss: How does this help readers understand the issues?
Homework for Tuesday, 2/19
Read Caulfield’s Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers: Chapters 1-6