Evaluating Sources: How Credible Are They?

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How can learners evaluate research sources for authority, accuracy, and credibility? By completing readings, discussions, and graphic organizers, scholars learn how to properly evaluate sources to find credible information. Additionally, pupils research marketing and consumerism and write a paragraph summarizing what they learned.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow partners to peer edit each other's paragraphs
  • Provide several examples of primary and secondary sources
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computer and Internet access
  • Expects instructors to pre-select two websites for student evaluation 
  • Provides options for lesson differentiation 
  • Includes step-by-step implementation instructions and helpful notes  
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