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Reliable vs. Unreliable Sources Full Lesson! Which Sources Can I Trust?
This Common Core aligned lesson is meant to teach students the characteristics of reliable and unreliable sources. I originally created this for an interview mini lesson, but will use it in the classroom as well. Students are drawn in first by discussing which social media accounts they would follow
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Reliable and Relevant Sources - Research - Middle Grades
This powerpoint takes a class through an entire research lesson, including activities and quick assessment. Accompanying printables have similar title. This lesson hits the main points of research for a 7th grade class. Included topics are primary and secondary sources, relevant sources, reliable
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Evaluating the Reliability and Credibility of Sources
Worried about your students not being able to decipher fake news from opinion pieces or credible sources? This activity (which is part of a larger unit on source evaluation) has students closely examine three different sources. One is fake news, one is an opinion column from Sports Illustrated, and
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Finding Reliable Scientific Sources PowerPoint Presentation
A thorough PowerPoint presentation outlining how to find reliable scientific sources, different kinds of sources, and the red flags of pseudoscience, as well as my own personal web of trust. I used this in a Chemistry class, but it can be applied to any class where you may be doing scientific resear
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Reliable and Relevant Sources - Research - Middle Grades task cards
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Evaulating the Reliability of Internet Sources
This handout helps students to evaluate the reliability of Internet sources. This produce is meant to be used with students who are conducting independent research and wish to use the Internet to find many, if not all, of their sources.
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Research Paper Writing: PowerPoint, Resources, MLA Format
Research Paper Writing with updated 8th edition MLA format information: This research paper writing unit includes everything you need to teach research paper writing and MLA formatting and citations to your students. This step-by-step resource reviews the eight steps of research writing with stude

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SMARTePlans Research Paper Writing Unit (Digital Google & Traditional Bundle)
This digital research paper writing unit includes my traditional research paper writing unit and my digital research paper writing unit that works with Google Drive! The digital SMARTePlans version includes: - ePlan teacher instructions (GoogleDrive and Microsoft OneDrive) - a link to 26 slides of
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Fake News Posters and Links
(This arrives in a compressed folder! Please note that this is not a lesson or lesson plan, but rather a set of posters and links to help guide your own lesson-creation! Think of it as you hiring me to find great resources and then me placing my 50 favorite at your feet...now it's up to you what y
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US History 1st Quarter Survival Pack
Looking for lessons that promote student skill level and an ethic of justice in the US history classroom? You've found the right curriculum. Are you teaching US History for the first time this fall? Are you a new teacher? Are you looking to revamp your curriculum? The task of teaching a new history
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Research Activity for Island of the Blue Dolphins/California Plants & Animals
This product is meant as a pre-reading activity for Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. It works especially well with the 4th grade California history curriculum but is appropriate for upper elementary students in any state. This activity teaches students to conduct basic research using sear
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Is Your Source D.U.M.B.?
Need help teaching source reliability? Try this helpful handout for students to give them a chuckle and help them discern between reliable and unreliable sources!
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Analyzing Sources Activity Cards
Ask student groups to sort the activity cards by primary and secondary sources. Students can also sort the cards into reliable and unreliable sources or rank them in order. The topic of the research sources is the American Civil War.
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Events Leading to the Revolutionary War Full Unit Bundle Assessment and Inquiry
The first part of this Unit has students study the causes and effects of the French and Indian War. The first part of this Unit provides an introduction to point of view for students. Students review three voices from the past discussing their claim to land in the Ohio River valley and then discuss
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Evaluate Credibility & Validity of Online Sources Lesson, Complete Teaching Pack
Teach students the importance of evaluating the credibility of of online sources before they turn in papers and projects with citations from those dreaded, unreliable websites! Updated for MLA 8th edition Each of my ELA skills "How to Teach It" Lesson Packs includes an easy-to-use PPT lecture ex

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Standardized Test Practice Puzzles - 5th Grade ELA Test Prep - TCAP Aligned
In an effort to steer away from the overused "drill and skill" techniques used to prepare for standardized tests, I created these puzzles to use in my 5th grade English Language Arts class. This product contains 16 puzzles that are designed to help students practice for multiple-choice, standardize
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Reliable Sources Powerpoint
This 24 slide powerpoint focuses on the reliability of sources both primary and secondary and is totally interactive for your students. It explains the differences between eye witness accounts, diaries, newspaper articles, internet sites, magazines, and tabloids. Created by Beverly Brown, it is fu
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Reliability of Sources Worksheet
This worksheet teaches the reliability of sources by visiting three different websites on Elvis Presley. Students are asked to examine each website for reliability and rank each one on a continuum scale. A key is included. It can be used with my Reliability of Sources Powerpoint. To purchase the
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Primary vs. Secondary Source Task Cards
Teaching students to research is a big task for any teacher. One of our main responsibilities is to help our students find valid sources not random unreliable information gathered from websites. Primary and Secondary sources are the best places to get credible information. Use these 24 task cards t
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Evaluating Resources Internet Website Research Primary Secondary Sources 6 7 8 9
How can students tell whether a website is credible? In the 21st century, digital natives are restless to use internet resources, but lack the knowledge to evaluate their reliability. This powerpoint comes loaded with kid-friendly information! Students will have a thorough understanding of: • Pr
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More Standardized Test Practice Puzzles - 5th Grade ELA Test Prep - TCAP Aligned
In an effort to steer away from the overused "drill and skill" techniques used to prepare for standardized tests, I created 12 more puzzles to use in my 5th grade English Language Arts class. This product contains 12 more puzzles that are designed to help students practice for multiple-choice, stan
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Evaluating Online Sources Rubric
Do your students have a difficult time finding reliable online sources? Mine could never decide if a website was considered suitable for research or not, so I came up with this rubric. The rubric evaluates a source on 5 criteria: Author's Credibility, Page Sponsor Credibility, Accuracy, Purpose, a
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Research Skills: Evaluating Secondary Web Sources
Research Skills: Evaluating Secondary Web Sources Learning how to evaluate web sources is an important skill for students to learn. There are a plethora of resources available explaining how to evaluate sources, but most lack the practice students need before beginning their own research. This p
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Primary vs Secondary Source Reliability
Students evaluate a variety of primary and secondary sources about a fight in the school lunchroom to evaluate the reliability of the sources. A good introduction to Document Based Questions and to different kinds of historical sources. I use this with my high school students as an introduction to h
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