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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.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will identify ways to obtain information.
  • will understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • fiction
  • non-fiction
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to identify sources of information.
  • the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify sources as people, print, electronic.
  • understand the meaning of fiction and non-fiction.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they may get information from people, books, computers, etc.
  • some information is real and some is not.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will uderstand facts related to a specific topic.
  • will determine which facts or peices of information are most relevant to a topic.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to identify appropriate factual information
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify appropriate factual information and relevance to a topic.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • certain pieces of information are important and relative to a topic.
    • information they find may or may not be true.
    Digital Literacy and Computer Science
    DLIT (2018)
    Grade: 2
    R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • will determine important facts that relate to content.
    • will determine which pieces of information are factual.
    • will determine the purpose of digital content.
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to classify information as relevant.
    • how to classify information as nonfiction or fiction.
    • how to recognize important facts.
    • information is created for a specific purpose.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    • identify information and determine relevancy.
    • identify non-fiction information to gather facts.
    • identify the difference between important facts and minor details.
    • identify the purpose for a piece of work.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • they must determine when content is relative to a project that they are working on.
    • sometimes they may find information that is not true.
    • they must distinguish the important facts in a piece of work.
    • people create content for various purposes such as to inform, persuade, etc.
    Tags: bias, evaluate, online, reasoning, reliability, reliable, source
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    Author: Aimee Bates