Identifying High-Quality Sites

Lesson Duration

Students explore the idea that anyone can publish on the Internet, so not all sites are equally trustworthy.

Students will: understand how the ease of publishing on the Internet might affect how much they can trust the content of some sites; learn criteria that will help them evaluate websites; apply the criteria to a site to determine how trustworthy and useful it is.

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This lesson would go well with Project Citizen research.

Educator video (5:51): Using Critical Thinking to Find Trustworthy Websites:

tags: fake news, media literacy


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