Lesson Plan

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide! - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 10 to 12

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.

Author: This exercise is based on an instructional web site created by J. Alexander and M. Tate, Wolfgram Memorial Library, Widener University, July 1996 and modified with the authors’ permission. The original website, Evaluating Web Pages, is copyrighted by Widener University, 1996.
Created by Esther Grassian and Diane Zwemer. Copyright © 1997 UCLA College Library.


This lesson is designed to help students determine the validity of information that is presented to them on the Internet. After reviewing a series of evaluation techniques for online resources, students form groups to assess selected Web sites based on accuracy and authority, advocacy and objectivity, and currency and coverage.

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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