“Don’t believe everything you read” parents often scold their kids, and we are giving them the skills to do exactly that! Grade 2 came for a visit to learn about how to use critical thinking and the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where and why) when evaluating if information on a website is credible or not.
I was impressed at how quickly this group of grade 2s suspected that our website was indeed a fake (I guess it isn’t that much of a surprise, their teacher is media savvy Ann-Lynn!) Working through a checklist of questions, we investigated the credibility of the website as a group.
This group of students are already demonstrating that they are extremely capable of thinking critically and they will grow into students who won’t be easily duped online.