I’ve written before about how I think that articulating epistemic criteria that allow students to begin distinguishing fact vs. opinion is key to first-year information literacy. Because of that, I’ve become interested in the idea of information literacy an exercise in “checking the facts,” the way, say a New Yorker fact checker does.
I’ve been putting together some little exercises about this and, when doing some brief searching, came across a neat little exercise on the topic from the New York Times Learning Network. For example:
I think this is interesting and that adapting something like this as an in-class exercise would be quite useful.