Beyond The Headlines is EAVI’s online news verification game. It was developed with the help of EAVI’s individual members and has been tested at the Beyond Fake News workshop at ECAS with a great response.
Instructions to use the game in a classroom setting –
put students into groups of 3 or 4 people
distribute copies of the pdf to students with examples of news and information content of varying veracity (some examples and resources are below).
students then analyse their content according to each of the 20 points and 1 bonus question using online search tools to investigate
when they have finished ask each group to present their content and their findings in front of the class and write their final score on the board
compare the lowest and highest scores the groups received and discuss how everyone came to their own conclusions about their content
EXTRA: The Beyond the Headlines game can be used in unison with our Beyond Fake News infographic and the 5 Media Concepts and Questions. Students can use all three tools to write a report about the content they are given or have chosen themselves.
Examples of content:
EU vs Disinfo. You can find lots of European-related examples of mis- and dis-information here which has been debunked.
Donald Trump Says The Earth Is Flat – Fake CNN site
Melissa Zimdar’s Fake News List – Wikipedia
Can You Spot the Fake News Stories? – BBC Quiz