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Social Studies Ms. Holmes: Media is the Message

The Truth?




Fake News Hole

True or False

"Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: 'I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump's Rally.' "

— Bloggers on Friday, November 11th, 2016 in a post on the Internet

Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president”


True or False


​When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following :                  

A Recovering American Soldier 
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
6900 Georgia Ave. NW 
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Edited News

News Checklist

Macedonia Fake News Hub

True or False

True or False

              The Rise of Left Wing Anti-Trump News Stories

True or False

Screencast Assignment


News Literacy


What is true in a 24/7 news cycle? In the past, newspapers, magazines, television broadcasts were vetted and edited. Today, anyone can publish "news".

"News literacy is defined as: The ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports, whether they come via print, television or the Internet."

Word of the Year

Post-Truth - It describes a situation in which feelings trump facts.

Evaluation Screencasts

Points of View



Works Cited

Valenza, Joyce. "Truth, truthiness, triangulation:

A news literacy toolkit for a 'post-truth' world." 

Never Ending Search, School Library Journal, 26 Nov. 

Accessed 27 Nov. 2016.