If its not legit, its time to quit!

How to judge if your website has legitamite information

I want to learn more about the Canadian Parliment system- Which site should I use? Can I trust the information?

How to judge a website for validity

Look for the 5 W's

WHO... Who published this page? Are they an expert in this topic?

WHAT... What is the purpose of the site? Is the information consistent with other sites?

WHEN... When was the page published? Is it easy to navigate? When was it last updated? When I compare this information to other sites it is similar/ the same?

WHERE... Where is the information coming from? Is this a sponsored site?

WHY... Why is this information useful? Is it true? Should I repeat it? Why is this the best site I have found?

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Which site did you like best? Which site would you not choose? Fill in the worksheet below and we will discuss all anwers together as a class

Curriculum Expectations for Grade Five Media Literacy

By the end of this project you should be able to...


* Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media text.


Responding to and Evaluating Texts

* 1.3 evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and treatment of ideas, information, themes, opinions, issues, and/or experiences in media texts (e.g., evaluate the coverage of the same news item in a newspaper article, a segment of a news program, a website, and/or a blog; evaluate the effectiveness with which themes are developed, supported, and illustrated in a movie or music video)

Point of View

* 1.5 identify whose point of view is presented in a media text, identify missing or alternative points of view, and, where appropriate, determine whether the chosen view achieves a particular goal (e.g., identify biases in two different media texts that focus on the same topic or event; evaluate the portrayal of Aboriginal people in the media)

Production Perspectives

* 1.6 identify who produces various media texts, the reason for their production, how they are produced, and how they are funded (e.g., political parties create advertisements to win voter support, using funds raised by their members and supporters; producers develop television dramas to entertain and make money by selling their products to television conglomerates, which then broadcast the programs to make money by selling advertising spots in the programs’ time slots)


* 4.1 identify what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts, and explain how these and other strategies can help them improve as media viewers/ listeners/producers

Interconnected Skills

* 4.2 explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts

Created by: Sarah Nicholson

Created on: December 8th, 2015