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I have an extensive collection of materials at The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

Yesterday, I learned through Alexander Russo of an excellent addition to the list: Poynter, the very respected journalism organization, has created an online collection called UnNews: An index of unreliable news websites.

It lists a bunch of sites, with a brief explanation of why they are unreliable.

It’s a gift to teachers – I could easily see asking students to look through several of them and identify common characteristics; have them do the same with legitimate news sites, and compare the two.

Let me know of other ideas you might have for using it in class.