Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5

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Wikipedia may get a bad rap, but does it have any redeeming qualities? As it turns out, it does, and scholars discover what they are with part five from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information video series. Pupils learn about the policies Wikipedia enforces to ensure more accurate information, such as requiring pages to maintain a neutral point of view. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask small groups to discuss the pros and cons of using Wikipedia 
  • Challenge individuals to use Wikipedia to research a chosen topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Have a projector and speakers available 
Pros

  • Humor helps viewers stay engaged
  • Graphics provide helpful content reinforcement 
Cons

  • None