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Pin the Source on the Spectrum

by Unknown User on 2018-04-18T15:40:00-04:00 | 0 Comments


Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey activity and discussion using Vanessa Otero’s Media Bias chart.

Activity Time:

30-40 Minutes

Learning Goals: 

Students will understand the landscape of reliable and less-than-reliable sources and some reasons why some sources are unreliable, including political bias. Students will appreciate nuances between nonfactual, biased, and inflammatory news sources.

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Teaching Tips: 

Responses and reflections can be done as an in-person discussion, or via an online discussion forum, in-class free-write, or written homework assignment. 

Topics and Concepts:


Gervasio, Darcy.  "Pin the Source on the Spectrum": Fake News is on a Continuum. ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox.  Retrieved from

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