It’s a Hoax! Teach Critical Thinking and Analysis Through Online Hoaxes

What follows are three of my favorite hoax links, shared in a Google Workshop for Educators.  Use these to teach students that not everything posted on the internet is true.

All About Explorers
An attractive site looking site chock full of information about famous explorers, except all the information is false.

RYT Hospital
Men can now have babies, this high tech web site shows you how.

Museum of Hoaxes
Find tons more in the Museum of Hoaxes.

 

5 Responses to It’s a Hoax! Teach Critical Thinking and Analysis Through Online Hoaxes

  1. I think students would find this exercise very engaging.

  2. I love the museum of hoax’s website. My fourth graders were very interested when we explored it and looked at some of the things that are totally false that they believed!!! Thanks for the share!

  3. I love that on the explorers site if you read the teacher information page, it gives many lesson ideas for how to teach kids to find reliable sites on the internet! Such a great idea and great resource!

  4. Great! I think teachers should read it too. The problem with the internet is anyone can publish anything, so it’s getting harder and harder to separate fact from fiction.

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