Some people are very good at telling stories. Are they all true? It is it hard to tell sometimes. The same holds true for the stories and scams circulated on the Internet. If something sounds bizarre or too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. Learn how to spot hoaxes and urban legends. Find web sites that will help you sort out the tales from the truth. Knowledge is a powerful tool.
What Urban Legends do you know about? What signs help you spot Urban Legends?
What are some ways to help keep Urban Legends from spreading?
Part IV - Extension Activities
Class/Advisory – School Activities
Discuss how technology can create pictures that look real but really aren't. What software programs might be used. How could this technology be used for other industries, such as the modeling industry?
Home Interaction Links
Talk to your parents about Urban Legends. Have they ever been fooled into forwarding an Urban Legend?