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Published on March 2, 2014

Author: Miss_McKay

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Evaluating online sources effectively - appropriate for senior high school students.


Plan  Sources  Different types  What kinds are available?  Defining evaluating  What does it mean to evaluate something?  Why is it important to evaluate sources?  What are the key factors we need to consider?  What do we need to know?  Why is it important to know?  Strategies  Activity

Sources  Primary vs secondary  Primary sources are sources that are produced at the time, and are not filtered by interpretation or evaluation.  Secondary sources are documents written about a particular time or place. They generally are based on primary sources.  Secondary sources tend to be more appropriate for research/analysis  Primary sources are useful as evidence to support your hypothesis

Activity Primary Secondary Letter Non-fiction book

Let’s define “evaluate”  www.dictionary.com  What does it mean to evaluate something or someone?  Why should we evaluate the sources we use?

What do we need to know?  The 5 W’s are helpful here:      WHO wrote the article?  What are their qualifications?  How well-known/regarded are they? WHAT did they write about?  Is it in their field of expertise? WHEN did they write the article?  Have there been new developments since publication?  Is the information still relevant? WHERE was the article written?  Where was it published?  Is it a reputable institution/publication? WHY did they write it?  Do they have a reason for taking one side or another?

Comparing articles  We are going to determine which of 2 articles is more credible. We will use the following articles: http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2014/201402/news21/2 0140221-28ee.html http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/19/world/northkorea-u-n-report-change/index.html?hpt=ias_r

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