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In this task, students are asked whether a doctored video posted on Facebook provides strong evidence for a political claim. Rather than take the video at face value, students should interrogate where it came from and who posted it.
Note: The source presented in the Democracy Protest parallel assessment is also featured in the Intro to What's the Evidence? - Level 2 lesson plan.
Parallel Assessment: Child Soldiers
Parallel Assessment: Democracy Protest
Parallel Assessment: Feed America
Crash Course Video #7: Evaluating Photos & Videos
John Green explains why it's easy to be fooled by online images and teaches strategies for investigating the reliability of photos and videos posted online.