This lesson includes a link to a prezi presentation to visually engage students and take them through the lesson. The teacher guide gives you the background information and the structure you need.
There are links to specially created fake websites to make your point and allow students to investigate themselves. To finish there is a checklist of how students should go about checking sources.
I have also included an activity that revolves around explorers which has differentiated levels and could be done in class or for homework.
My kids always loved looking at the fake websites and seeing if they could prove them to be fake. I hope yours do too!