Print and go! Four worksheets pose nine different questions regarding source verification, and ask students to place their verdict as to whether a source seems reliable.
These worksheets can be used in conjunction with any source; however, I do have a few articles I prefer to use in my classroom.
I’ve intentionally chosen “tricky” articles to verify, including:
1. A Breitbart article that appears legitimate, but links to a blog as it’s official source.
2. An Onion article (satire).
3. A legitimate article which presents a hypothesis regarding unproven information.
4. A legitimate article that sounds fake but actually presents verifiable information.
If you use these articles you can either 1) Have students access the articles via computer or electronic device (preferable because they can click the links). Or 2) Print the articles and the linked sources in the article and provide hardcopies.
If you chose to use other articles this worksheet should still fit your purposes nicely.
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