Fact vs. fiction
Be in the know.
Knowing the difference between fact and fiction is very important, especially when it comes to gangs in
your community. Oftentimes, gangs influence young people by providing propaganda or false information to persuade them to join the gang. Look through the news sections of the electronic edition of the St.
Petersburg Times. Select a few articles of interest and evaluate those articles for facts and opinions. Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper. Label one side fact and the other opinion. List statements in each category and discuss with your class why these statements fall into that category.
Oftentimes, it is difficult to know the difference between fact and fiction. What tips do you have for your peers to help determine the truth of a situation? Share your thoughts here.