Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Two Truths and a Lie
You're scrolling through social media and come across a food meme. Is this fact or fiction? Use this activity to help students debunk food and farming misconceptions. Then, put these resources to work by incorporating the agricultural themes into student research projects.
- Two Truths and a Lie cards and answer key
- Gauging Website Credibility Rubric
- Ask the students if they have ever seen any information or claims about agriculture on social media. Did the information seem credible?
- Explain to the students that there are many misconceptions about agriculture. They are going to look at some examples of these misconceptions by playing a game called "Two Truths and a Lie."
- Show the students three Two Truths and a Lie cards from the same theme.
- Ask the students to determine which two cards are truthful and which card is a lie.
- Reveal the lie and discuss the information on the cards.
- Repeat steps 1-3 with the other card themes.
- Lead a discussion with the class about how to determine the credibility of information on the Internet. Refer to the Gauging Website Credibility Rubric for criterion to consider when analyzing an Internet source. (Rubric found on 4 Tips for Helping Learners Develop Their Research Skills website.)
- Use the themes and the credible resources found in the answer key at the end of the Two Truths and a Lie document to have the students conduct research on agricultural topics.
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Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Source Search (Grades 3-5)
- FARMLAND: GMOs and Organic Agriculture
- Truth or Hogwash?
- Before the Plate
- Who Grew My Soup? (Grades 3-5)
- My Farm Web (Grades 3-5)
- An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Organic Foods
- Evaluating GMO Perspectives
- Carbon Hoofprints: Cows and Climate Change
- The Science of a GMO
- Food Miles
- What's the Difference? A Look at Organic and Conventional Foods
- Hen House Engineering