To begin this activity, have students think-pair-share the following question: How do you know if a website is credible?
After the time is up, have the students share their answers, as the teacher writes them down on the board. Once the list is complete, watch the following video to reinforce the strategies the students have already listed while also adding new strategies for evaluating sources: "Assess Source Credibility".
Once the video is completed, show the students the Website Check form that they will be using throughout their research project. Teachers could even sample how it could be used by finding a website and walking through the steps.
After the students have been introduced to the form and how to evaluate websites, teachers can then have the students use this tool throughout the research process and with any research project in the future. This form can be transferred to any type of project or research in any discipline.