Credible and Non-Credible Sources
My second workshop was with Rachel’s Grade 5 class. I wanted to have a discussion with the students about credible and non-credible sites.
This Google video was shared with the group.
To really get the message across, we worked on the following exercise;
Exercise: Two of these websites are news satire. Two involve extreme bias based on the viewpoint of the source. Two are from healthy news sources that generally are more centered or have not too much bias either way. Identify them!
Trudeau by the Numbers, They’re Bad
Justin Trudeau UN speech hailed as ‘not Donald Trump’s UN speech’
Canada has spent $110,000 to avoid paying $6,000 for indigenous teen’s orthodontics
Justin Trudeau is Deporting Illegal Immigrants…Hypocrite Much?
Justin Trudeau Unveils Plan To Meet Healthcare Needs Of Canada’s Aging Prog Rockers
Ukraine and Google playing Justin Trudeau’s ‘sock game’
Where – Where is the content published?Who – Look for an author at the beginning or end of the text. Try and find out a bit more about the author if time allows.What – What kind of website is it? Business? News? Personal Blog? Entertainment? What is the purpose of the site? What is the point of view of this website? Is it biased? Unbalanced?When – Look for a publication date.
a great source for your news research.
If a source is more to the center, even if that means “left-center” or
“right-center”, then it is safe to use; Even the CBC is considered a bit left-center!