Stopping Fake News: A collaboration between 6th + 12th grades

Stopping fake news

How do you combat fake news?

Ms. Jain’s 6th grade humanities class and Mr. Northrop’s “The Media and Its Influences” US history elective spent weeks collaborating on the topic of fake news and source credibility. They explored the roles of journalists, defined fake news, researched ways to prevent the spread of misinformation, and worked together to come up with solutions to combat fake news.

I truly believe having 12th grade students be in the role of teacher/mentor for younger students allows them to build their empathy skills and show responsibility to their larger community.

For the 6th graders, they begin to feel and understand the true meaning of a community of learners. (And of course, it is just so fun for them to know and say “hello” or give a high-five to a “big” 11th or 12th grader in the building.)

— Geeta Jain, MS Humanities Teacher

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