101CON

10 Conspiracy Theories Through Time 1

Course Description

What are conspiracy theories and what makes some people believe in them? You will learn about how conspiracy theories are formed, structured and spread. We will determine the difference between real and fake news and the role social media plays in the creation of conspiracies. You will examine and inquire about a past or present conspiracy theory and the effects that a conspiracy theory has on society. You will present your chosen conspiracy theory. In this course you will learn the English and Social Science concepts of reading, writing, inquiry research and speaking.

  • Why have some conspiracy theories lasted for so long?
  • What is real news and fake news? 
  • Why can’t people tell the difference between real and fake news? 
  • How does social media play a role in the creation of conspiracy theories?