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The Teachers' Guide to Cranky Uncle: Downloads and Translations

Posted on 6 September 2023 by BaerbelW

CrankyGuide-EN-ThumbPublished in January 2021, The Teachers' Guide to Cranky Uncle offers background information and classroom activity ideas for educators interested in using the Cranky Uncle game to teach critical thinking in their classes.

The Cranky Uncle game builds resilience against misinformation and strengthens players’ critical thinking. It achieves this through inoculation—explaining the rhetorical techniques used to mislead. The denial techniques in the game are built  on the five techniques of science denial outlined in the FLICC framework.

One of the activities in the Teachers’ Guide is the Please Don’t Fail Me assignment, designed by Melanie Trecek-King from Thinking is Power. Melanie has also written a blog post going into greater detail into this assignment and how students responded.

Other suggested activities include

  • Introduction to FLICC
  • Walk-through game
  • Roleplaying
  • Have students create misinformation
  • Debunking misinformation
  • ... and more

Download Cranky Guide

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The Teachers' Guide to Cranky Uncle has been translated into the following languages:

German
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  Dutch
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   Portuguese
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