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Evaluating Web Sites for Bias

Subjects

Subjects: Arts & Humanities, Educational Technology, Holidays, Language Arts, Social Studies, U.S. History

Grades:6-8, 9-12, Advanced

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Brief Description

Students use a checklist to evaluate Web content about Martin Luther King Jr. for bias.

Objectives

Students

  • become familiar with checklist they use to evaluate Web content for bias.
  • use the checklist to evaluate two Web sites from very different sources.

Keywords

evaluate, Martin Luther King, , media literacy, Web literacy, Web sites

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

 

Lesson Plan

In this activity, pairs of students visit two Web sites about Martin Luther King Jr. and evaluate the content and credibility. Students use a checklist that will guide them as they consider the sponsor of each Web site, the validity of the information presented, evidence of bias, and so on.

See the Web Team Developers Guide Becoming Web-Savvy lesson plan. Click on Evaluation Activity 1.

Assessment

See lesson.

Lesson Plan Source

The American Gateways/Settlement House Initiative

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

TECHNOLOGY

GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
NT.K-12.2 Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
NT.K-12.5 Technology Research Tools

See more lessons at Happy Birthday, MLK at
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson046.shtml.

Click here to return to the Martin Luther King Jr. lesson plan page.

 


Last updated 1/01/2012

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