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!
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!