News Literacy – Mini-Lesson B: Satire

Lesson Duration

From iCivics

“Don’t let your students be fooled into believing satire is real news. Satirical news stories, like political cartoons, are meant to poke fun—not to trick people. Help your students learn to spot satire and understand both the joke and the purpose of this news-related genre.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and characteristics of satire
  • Distinguish satire from misinformation
  • Analyze satire to understand its humor and purpose

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tags: fake news, media literacy


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