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Evaluating Information: Focus on the 2008 Election
9th - 12th
Just how true is the information contained in political ads? Determining the veracity of campaign ads from the 2008 presidential race is the focus of a instructional activity that introduces class members to several fact-checking resources.
How to Locate and Evaluate Information, Part III - Internet Sites
This is the third in a series of lessons scaffolding the research paper. It purports to teach researchers how to evaluate internet sites, but the lack of links, specific criteria, or site evaluation rubrics would require additional...
Research Skills: Evaluating Information and Sources
7th - 12th
While this focuses on Ancient Rome, the objectives are improved research and information evaluation skills. In one class period, class members narrow their topic, research it, select the best information, log useful sources, and discuss...
How to Locate and Evaluate Information, Part I - Online Catalog
9th - 11th
Using the online catalog, researchers locate and record on a citation template specific sources for their research paper. A library specialist models searching strategies while the teacher introduces the research paper process. Daily...
Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities
K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
Strategic Skill: Evaluating Information Quality Using Electronic Sources
Fourth graders review and complete evaluating information quality. In groups, they research the diversity of the numerous Native American tribes in Montana. They complete a worksheet on evaluating sources on the Internet and share...
Evaluating Information, Checking Accuracy & Plausibility
7th - 12th
Students observe collected data and determine its reliability. They discuss databases, how they are used, and how the information collected can be biased. As a class, they practice interpreting data and determining if it is biased or...
Research Skills: Information Retrieval and Evaluation
7th - 12th
Focus on research skills, specifically identifying key words and concepts on a specific topic and evaluating information for relevance and authority. This is part of a multi-step lesson on Ancient Rome; however, it is useful for any...
Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...