How do I find out more information?

Evaluating Sources, Lesson 2

What is a credible source?


  1. believable: easy to believe
  2. trustworthy: inspiring trust and confidence


a place, person, or thing from which something comes or can be obtained:

"mackerel is a good source of fish oil"

synonyms: origin · birthplace · spring · fountainhead · fount · starting point ·

Video Clip:

Watch the following video clip and answer the questions below on a separate sheet of paper. Make sure you put your name and lesson 2 at the top of the page.
Determining Website Credibility

Question 1: What should you know about the author of a source?

Question 2: What types of URLs are there? What do they stand for?

Question 3: What does it mean if a source is bias?

Video Clip:

Watch the following video clip and answer the questions below on the same sheet of paper as the above questions.
Why can't I just Google?

Question 4: What does scholarly mean?

Question 5: Why can't you just Google?

Question 6: Why is Wikipedia not a credible source?


Find 2 sources about any topic and bring them to class. One source should be credible and the other not credible.

Evaluating Sources, Lesson 3

Using sources

Using the homework assignment from the previous class, highlight the facts in both articles. Highlight the things that make a source credible.

What are some other sources you can use that are not on the internet?

Name 3 print sources you can use and what kind of information those sources provide.


Click on the above link. Watch the video then play the challenge questions game. Answer the questions on a piece of paper before you click next.
Big image

Question: What is wrong with the above picture?

Study Guide

Next week you will have a quiz over the above information? You should be able to define the following terms:

  • Source
  • Credible
  • Bias
  • Scholarly
  • Wikipedia
  • You should also be able to define the different types of URLs.

Be able to explain why you can't just Google to find the answer.

Name 3 other sources that are not on the internet.