Conspiracy theories usually center on a sinister plot by a powerful organization. They are also almost never true. Some conspiracy theories are rooted in racism or economic anxiety, like the theory that foreign-born “Illuminati” secretly control the government. Others just seem outlandish: the Earth is the only flat planet in a galaxy of round ones. Really? Explore all sides of this topic, then share your thoughts using evidence. (No conspiracy theories allowed!)
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Create a presentation that explains one of your favorite, most outlandish or most mysterious conspiracy theories. Research the origins of the conspiracy, how it spread and any debunking information. Embed your presentation using the Make & Share tab.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.