What resources should students use for research? Help them understand what is probably their favorite resource: Wikipedia. Students gather and analyze data on how they use it -- as well as analyze two entries.
Whether you allow students to use Wikipedia or not, this activity will help them understand how and why it works. This is also a perfect lesson to use as a jumping off point for evaluating websites for bias and learning how to cite sources.
This resource includes everything you need to start teaching today!
*Daily lesson plans
*Student survey activity with data collection and analysis -- survey peers, create a pie graph with data, analyze data to draw conclusions
*The history of Wikipedia, how it works, the good & bad, suggestions for use
*Analysis of two pages - QR codes and links for easy reference
*Exit slips/ journal topics for each lesson
*Rubric for graphing analysis activity
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Google Drive: How Does Wikipedia Work?
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Digital Literary: What is bias?
Bundle: Step-by-Step Help with Parenthetical Citation and Creating a Works Cited Page
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