Want to put all of your evaluation skills to the test in a fun game? Play Fakeout!, an interactive lesson that will challenge your ability to verify the claims and stories you find online.
To play Fakeout!, click here. (Direct URL: https://newsliteracy.ca/fakeOut/)
Play all the way through--incorporating the 4 moves of the SIFT method when necessary--and try to determine the validity of the claims/stories presented. Can you sort fact from fiction?
This guide is based on the work of Mike FitzGerald, Los Angeles Valley College Library, which can be found here.
The SIFT Method portion of this guide was adapted from "Check, Please!" (Caulfield). The canonical version of Check, Please! exists at http://lessons.checkplease.cc (CC-BY). As the authors of the original version have not reviewed any other copy's modifications, the text of any site not arrived at through the above link should not be sourced to the original authors.