Tuesday, June 12, 2018

VOA: News Literacy Lesson 2: Verification, Independence and Accountability

USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

VOA: News Literacy Lesson 2: Verification, Independence and Accountability

This is the second part to a 6 part series.

Read the story and watch the video that were originally published at https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/news-literacy-lesson-2-verification-independence-accountability/4388049.html.

This lesson is based on the News Literacy course at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University. For more information on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/

Words in This Story

legitimate - adj. real truthful

accountable – adj. take responsibility for

characteristic – n. a feature of something

accurate – adj. truthful, correct

forgeries – n. something that is created to falsely look real

Impartiality – n. without any interest, seeing both sides equally

myth – n. In our next lesson, we will look more closely at verification.

autism – n. a condition or disorder that begins in childhood and that causes problems in forming relationships and in communicating with other people

mislead – v. to purposely give a false idea to someone

obtain – v. to get, to have

error - n. a mistake, something incorrect

critique – n. a careful judgment about something’s quality

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