Lesson Plan

Understanding and Evaluating Online Searches

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With billions of options to choose from, how can people determine which online sources are reliable? Using an informative resource, pupils first discuss and evaluate a sample search result handout. Next, partners create a checklist for evaluating search results, and then work with classmates to compile a class list. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider providing computer and Internet access to help students more thoroughly research the handout
  • Have individuals find an unreliable resource to share with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Print copies of the Sample Google Search handout in advance
  • Provides several external links
  • Includes essential questions and lesson objectives
  • None