Fake News and Conspiracy Theories
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Fake News and Conspiracy Theories
Presented by: Doug Lamb
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

TARGET AUDIENCE: JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL HUMANITIES EDUCATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Students in 2019 are more likely to get their news from social media than from traditional news websites, and the past two years has shown the danger of fake news stories being planted by users with nefarious purposes.  Teach your students to analyze these stories using logic, prudence, and other critical thinking skills. We will then show how to apply these skills to the related issue of conspiracy theories. Your students, and society, will be greatly served. This workshop is a duplicate of the session offered at the Oct 2018 SS/FNMI/GEOC Conference, the February 2019 CCTC, and the upcoming MYC Conference later in April.

This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education

 

About the Presenter(s)

Doug Lamb has been teaching Social Studies in Alberta for nearly two decades with experience in public, private, religious, and charter schools, in both rural and urban centers. Beyond teaching, he has been a Table Lead for diploma marking, worked with multiple Alberta Learning Working Groups, supported the curriculum redesign as part of the Teacher Focus Group, set standards, edited textbooks, and otherwise been involved with every aspect of Social Studies imaginable.

Fee: $15.00

Includes: Light Snacks