Choosing Reliable Sources

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Title:

Choosing Reliable Sources

URL:

https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/choosing-reliable-sources

Content Source:

Other
Teaching Tolerance
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, addresses the importance of locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online information. This lesson is aimed at a young audience and operates on the assumption that many students in the class are not yet reading and writing independently.

Students will be able to:

-Evaluate the reliability of online sources
-Honor their personal reactions to information presented online
-Question information that does not feel right to them

As technology advances and the social landscape shifts, it is crucial for students to become digitally literate citizens. In this series, elementary students will learn the ins and outs of media literacy, from choosing reliable sources and understanding online searches to navigating online security and participating in digital communities. More lessons in this series are listed under "Related Resources."

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Tags: bias, evaluate, online, reasoning, reliability, reliable, source
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Author: Aimee Bates