Validity Teacher Resources
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Credible Sources on the Internet: What to Trust, What to Dismiss and When to Cite a Source
6th - 12th
Wait, you mean researchers don't all use Wikipedia? Teach your class about intelligent research with a lesson about evaluating digital sources. The lesson starts with a quickwrite and includes vocabulary exercises and several...
Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder
6th - 8th
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
Beginner & Intermediate 5: Evaluating Credibility of Sources
5th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Convey how to determine appropriate and credible online sources with a series of three lessons. After completing the lessons, class members will know what kinds of sources to use, how to identify credible sources, and how tone and style...
CCC: Credible sources, Creative Commons Images, and Citing Your Sources
6th - 8th
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call...
A Historical Look Back at the Roles of Women in American Society
Ninth graders examine primary documents and assess the effectiveness of historical artifacts. In this roles of women in society lesson, 9th graders explore documents to discuss and write about their validity and the perspective gained...
Innovative Research Skills for Middle School
6th - 8th
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a collection that includes in-depth explorations into student research theory as well as straightforward worksheets to facilitate a great research project. Additionally, you'll find some sample science, history, and language arts activities to get young researchers started.
To ERA or not to ERA, That is the Question
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Should the Equal Rights Amendment be ratified? Is such an amendment to the Constitution necessary to ensure that all women enjoy equal protection under the law? After reading two primary source documents, class members engage in a...
Hamlet Research Paper: Find, Evaluate, and Select Appropriate Research Sources
11th - 12th
Help young researchers find credible sources online. Modeling with a Google search for information about Shakespeare’s Macbeth, use a computer projector or Smart Board to show class members how weak the top three search results are....
Check It Out: Verifying Information and Sources in News Coverage
7th - 12th
If it’s in the news it must be true, right? Prompted by a New York Times article, class members consider the importance of accuracy in reporting and validating sources. The detailed plan includes warm-up exercises, discussion questions,...
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...