Using Evaluation to Find Credible Sources
This lesson is a follow-up to learning the CRAAP strategy (or some other evaluation strategy) and allows students to put it into practice. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?"
Lesson Objective/Student Target
The students will be able to...evaluate sources for a variety of topics using a set of criteria such as the CRAAP strategy.
ISTE Standard 3b. Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
CCSS ELA Writing 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
How do I choose credible sources of information?
This activity should be done after students have been introduced to the CRAAP strategy or other comparable strategy for evaluating sources.
-Students will need a copy of the worksheet titled: Finding Credible Sources
-Students will need access to a device with a browser and connection to the internet.
How have you evaluated sources in the past?
- For this activity you will receive a list of topics for which you will find one credible source each.
- Be sure to explain why you thought the sources are credible using the criteria you have learning (such as CRAAP*)
Discussion as a class about sources found and strategies used.
*CRAAP strategy used by permission: Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.