Lesson Plans

Merchants of Doubt

Grades: High School & College

Subject Area: Language Arts, Journalism, Social Studies, Science

Made Possible By: Participant Media

The Merchants of Doubt study guide, developed by the Poynter Institute in joint collaboration with Participant Media and Omidyar Network, is designed to help citizens develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to sort through confusing messages and distinguish between truth, propaganda, and misinformation. Each section examines statements made in the film and asks questions intended to trigger thoughtful discussions and debates.

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