Using the World Wide Web

The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as elections, Congress, the US Constitution, and more! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog; direct learners to reply to at least one classmate after they answer all questions 
  • Create a document learners can take notes on while they search for information
  • Send the link home with pupils to continue the learning experience; invite them to share the sites they visit with their family members
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson requires a computer or mobile learning device for each pupil, or pair
  • The resource is the third of five lesson plans in a series that encourages active citizenship
Pros

  • Brings awareness to smart internet searching 
  • Provides detailed lesson directions and script
Cons

  • None