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Getting to the Source

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Title:

Getting to the Source

URL:

https://newseumed.org/tools/lesson-plan/getting-source

Content Source:

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

A layered graphic helps students understand how a news story goes from raw information – the source – to their newsfeed or text chain; then students zero in on sources in real-life news stories.

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A layered graphic helps students understand how a news story goes from raw information – the source – to their newsfeed or text chain; then students zero in on sources in real-life news stories.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
  • curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources and cite those sources to answer a given research topic.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate the information and to cite the source of the information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
13) Compare and contrast information available locally and globally.

Example: Review an article published in the United States and compare to an article on the same subject published in China.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select a global topic and research the information available on that topic locally as well as in another country.
  • share similarities and differences in the information found in the local and global media.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culture, government, and media can affect how data is shared and presented.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research a topic, finding web resources authentic to a geographic location for the purposes of comparing that data to information available locally: within our country, state, county.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • many factors drive what information is shared by media.
  • data shared may not be unbiased, accurate, or truthful.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate information and to cite the source of information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
13) Evaluate the impact of digital globalization on public perception and ways Internet censorship can affect free and equitable access to information.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • evaluate the effects of internet censorship and global digitalization on the global society.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital globalization
  • Internet censorship
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • at one time, trades and goods were limited to mostly advanced economies; with changes in digital globalization, services and data are more readily available to all economies not affected by censorship.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify positive and negative implications of digital globalization and internet censorship.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital globalization has provided opportunities to countries less advanced than some larger countries.
  • internet censorship occurs locally and abroad.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • how to cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate information and to cite the source of information.
Tags: news, production, reliable, source
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Author: Aimee Bates