Ask for Evidence lesson plan

We’ve been working with young people to help them develop the skills they need to critically assess claims online and prevent the spread of unquestioned information.

Following the launch of, teachers began to get in touch with us, alarmed at the many rumours and hoaxes their students were encountering online, on serious issues like drugs and alcohol, safety, food and diet, sex, and health. By working with young people and educational organisations, we’ve developed a lesson plan and resources to give 13-16 year olds the opportunity to explore if what they see, read, and hear is true, using evidence as the gold standard to evaluate claims.

It’s free to download at TES.

  • Would you help share this resource with your networks of teachers or educators?
  • Could you tweet about the lesson plan with #AskforEvidence, or your favourite education hashtags?
  • Could you share this email with schools, science teachers, or parents?

Please get in touch with any queries and let us know how you use it.

Phones connect us to our friends but they also connect us to a world of rumours, myths - and people trying to sell us something.

We've all seen weird fake photos, health hoaxes and made-up stories. How do you know what to believe? It is always ok to ask for evidence if you're not sure if something is true.

We've made a few short animations. Please, watch and share them!



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