Reliability of Sources

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From The Learning Network’s “50 Ways to Teach With Current Events” by Michael Gonchar

This site has 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

Idea #42: “How do we distinguish good journalism from propaganda or just shoddy reporting?” A handy graphic organizer helps students apply the acronym IMVAIN to an article to determine whether the sources are: Independent, Multiple, Verifiable, Authoritative, Informed and Named.

tags: fake news, media literacy


The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content.