In this course, we show you how to fact and source-check in five easy lessons, taking about 30 minutes each.
Each lesson has multiple pages and activities. After clicking through to each lesson, you can use the list of links at the bottom of the first page to navigate, or just click through using the "Next up:" link under the main text.
Lesson One: Introduction to SIFT
Lesson Two: Investigate the Source
Lesson Three: Further Investigation
Lesson Four: Find Trusted Coverage
Lesson Five: Trace Claims, Quotes, and Media to Their Original Context
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