Provide students techniques for evaluating sources to help them identify biased or non-authoritative sources.

Provide students techniques for evaluating sources to help them identify biased or non-authoritative sources.
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Action:

  • For a given source, direct students to ask and answer:

    • Who produced the information?
    • Who could benefit from the dissemination of this information?
    • What perspective is not represented?
    • Does the information support or challenge established understandings of the issue?

Reason:

  • Identifying biased and non-authoritative sources requires knowledge of the domain. Providing a concrete set of questions can help students more efficiently identify biased and non-authoritative sources.