The aim of the activity is make students aware about the importance of source validation and verification and about the danger of fake news. The activity is divided into two phases.
In the first the students will study what is a fake news and the importance of the validation and verification of the sources. The methods used in this phase are: brainstorming, group research work, discussion. At the end of this phase the students will produce in group a brief manual about fake news and sources validation and verification. The second phase is based on a game in a group, according to which students are engaged in creating fake news and finding other three fantastic but real news. Each group have to try to guess the fake news between the four news proposed from the other groups
These teaching and learning activities are aimed for Year 3 students in a UK primary school (students aged 7-8). The aim are the following: i) supporting students with developing their online communication and collaboration skills, ii) raising their awareness regarding the appropriate netiquette they need to adopt, iii) supporting their understanding about the issues surrounding the creation of their digital identity and profile.
This includes navigating, communicating and collaborating across various digital contexts such as formal virtual learning platforms (e.g. Google classroom) as well as informal digital worlds (e.g. gaming platforms, social media (?) etc). There are  different lesson plans and various resources that will be used over  consecutive weeks as part of the Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).