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Level: Grades 7 to 9
Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
Duration: 2 hours (excluding assessment and evaluation tasks)
Students are introduced to Wikipedia, the user-edited online encyclopedia, and given an overview of its strengths and weaknesses as a research source. They are taught how to evaluate the reliability of a Wikipedia article and then attempt to improve an existing article.
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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