This Putting the Consumer's Questions to Work lesson plan also includes:
Who, what, when, where, why, and how are good questions to ask when evaluating a source. First, scholars find two sources of information relating to a chosen topic. Next, pupils complete a worksheet to gauge the source's credibility. Ultimately, learners seek to answer the question: Is the resource trustworthy?
- Ask students to find examples of untrustworthy news articles and bring them in to share and discuss with peers
- Make copies of the worksheets
- Prepare potential research topics in advance
- Provide Internet access
- Includes a list of discussion topics
- Provides practice with evaluation and analysis, two higher-order thinking skills