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The Return of the Moon Hoax
The Return of the Moon Hoax
30 Mar 2001
(Source: Thursday's Classroom)

April Fools Day is a good time to ponder practical jokes and hoaxes -- and to beware of them! One gag that's going around now is "The Moon Hoax." A group of conspiracy theorists are claiming NASA astronauts never went to the Moon. The Apollo program, they say, was filmed in Hollywood or Area 51. But don't let them fool you or your students -- the Moon landings were real.

In this episode of Thursday's Classroom, students can learn more about hoaxes and how to spot them. Activities include "April Fool's Number Tricks Day" (a math exercise that will delight kids), "Hoax Happens" (kids create their own hoaxes supported by an amusing satire about the voyages of Columbus), "Hoax Cuisine!" (perhaps the first-ever edible hoax), and much more.

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