Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6

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How do scholars learn to differentiate between good evidence and not-so-good evidence? The sixth installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set is a great place to start. Pupils discover how to find reliable sources of online information that contain convincing evidence to support their claims. Individuals learn that without compelling evidence, there's no reason to believe anything on the Internet!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite small groups to discuss strategies for differentiating between good and bad evidence
  • Ask students to write informative essays about how to evaluate evidence 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires speakers and a projector for viewing
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Funny and captivating narration style 
  • Graphics, text, and specific examples make content more comprehensible 
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