Critical Thinking and the Web

5/6 Media

Learning Goal & Materials

Students decide, create a hypothesis and test their criteria of what makes for a valuable website.

students work in partners with access to a computer


Have a discussion with students about what to look for. What makes a good website? An accurate one? One without an agenda? Credentials of the author?


Have students create a chart/checklist of what they believe would be important criteria to determine if a site is credible.

Have another pair evaluate their work and make any necessary changes


Have students choose a topic and follow their checklist in relation to the topic