Author:
Jodie Morgenson
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • NE ELA
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Source Analysis
  • Website Credibility
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    Education Standards

    Checking For Website Crediblity

    Checking For Website Crediblity

    Overview

    In this one lesson, students are able to evaluate a news report, using their prior knowledge and instints, learn about the CRAAP method of website credibilty evaluation, and practice using the CRAAP method on a variety of websites.

    Anticipatory Set

    Let's watch this news report together.

    Is is credible?

    How do you know?

    In your experience, what are the "red flags" of a site that is NOT credible? What are some attributes of websites that help you establish credibility?

    CRAAP Method

    What is the CRAAP Method?

    Use the website and the handout to explore the different aspects of evaluating a website's credibilty.

    Activity

    In your twoish groups (pairs/trios) evaluate your assigned site using the CRAAP method.

     

    Pair A: ANCESTORS 

    Pair B: BREAD

    Pair C: CATS 

    Pair D: DOGS

    Pair E: EXPLORERS 

    Pair F: FOIL 

    Pair I:  I HEART THE GUINEA WORM

    Pair J: JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY

    Pair K: KEEP OCTOPUSES SAFE

    Pair L:  LISTEN

    Pair M: MANKATO

    Pair N: NEW SHOES

    Pair 0: OVA PRIMA

    Pair P: PASTAFARIAN

     

    You will share your findings with the whole group. One person in your pair/trio should record your findings on paper. Everyone should be able to answer the following questions: 

     

    Is your assigned site credible? How did you know? 

     

    Use the CRAAP method to evaluate sources in your upcoming research project.