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News and Comment

Ask for Evidence lesson plan launched today

3 September 2015

We’ve been working with young people to help them develop the skills they need to critically assess claims online and prevent the spread of unquestioned information.

Following the launch of AskforEvidence.org, teachers began to get in touch with us, alarmed at the many rumours and hoaxes their students were encountering online, on serious issues like drugs and alcohol, safety, food and diet, sex, and health. By working with young people and educational organisations, we’ve developed a lesson plan and resources to give 13-16 year olds the opportunity to explore if what they see, read, and hear is true, using evidence as the gold standard to evaluate claims. It’s free to download at TES or directly download the lesson plan and resources here.

Read more in an article on TES.

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