Digital Literacy & Citizenship

for Yukon Students & Teachers

Break the Fake

The house hippos are back!

MediaSmarts has a new resource for teachers that will help students develop critical thinking skills so critical to navigate authentically in today’s digital world.

Twenty years ago, some tiny hippos got a lot of attention from Canadians, and got us talking about the fine line between what is fact and what is fiction.

In today’s digital world, critical thinking is more important than ever. Here you’ll find a variety of resources to help you figure out what’s real and what’s fake in the stories you experience online. Learn four easy ways to fact-check, watch videos and download your favourite house hippo shareables!

House hippos are wonderfully endearing creatures that have a lesson to teach. Investigate by watching these videos.

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