Identifying High–Quality Sites. Critical Literacy in Action This lesson is adapted from Common Sense Media, www.commonsense.org . E ssential Question:. When can you trust what you find on the Internet?. Warm-Up:. Hurricane Sandy 2012
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Critical Literacy in Action
This lesson is adapted from Common Sense Media, www.commonsense.org.
FACT: This photo was taken during a storm in September 2012, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Taken out of context, the photo went viral online and was even picked up by major news outlets like NPR and the Washington Post! People misinterpreted it to be a snapshot of the hurricane.
This picture was part of a Tweet that someone shared during the hurricane.
Caption: “AMAZING PHOTO: Even a hurricane won’t keep the honor guard from the tomb of the unknown solider this morning.”
Discuss: What if I told you that this photo wasn’t actually taken during Hurricane Sandy?
This is often credited as Hurricane Isabel, but Snopes says it is not so: Its provenance is not known but some think it was a 2003 tropical cyclone in Australia.*
This image is from a video called "Flooded McDonald's" once part of a French* art installation by the Danish Group Superflex. Not the real thing.
This Manhattan skyline fake has been floating around Twitter and Instagram today, but was originally on a Wall Street Journal post from 2011.