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Criticat: Philosophy with children about fake news

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Where does my opinion come from? When is something true? Do we think with our feelings or our minds? Who decides what is the truth? Children are growing up in a digital world where they are just one click away from a multitude of information. It is therefore impossible to shield them from fake news. Criticat aims to stimulate critical thinking about media messages through philosophical (listening) stories with accompanying questions and reflection exercises.

Criticat stimulates critical thinking about media messages in third grade elementary school children. Critically reflecting on media, message and messenger makes pupils resistant to fake news. In a series of philosophical stories, Criticat takes on the role of a philosophical detective cat and playfully teaches children to distinguish fact from fiction.

What is covered

The guide consists of four stories and an exciting series of questions and thinking exercises. 

How to use it

The adventures of Criticat teach children to recognize fallacies and fake news. The thought-provoking stories teach children to be alert to manipulation and prepare them to examine media messages with a critical eye.

What you need

Download the Criticat guide