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Evaluating Websites

C.A.R.S. Checklist for Evaluating Sources - Basic

C.A.R.S. Checklist for Evaluating Sources - Advanced


Turnitin Source Credibility Guide

How to Detect and Avoid Fake News

Web Resource Lists & Lesson Plans

Digital Resource Center - Center for News Literacy

Offers a comprehensive collection of articles, lessons and templates.


Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning - Stanford University 

Includes worksheets and assessments for both middle and high school levels.

Fake News Lesson Plan - KQED Learning

Fake News Resources - Indiana University East: 

Offers a comprehensive list of resources arranged in the following categories:

  • What's wrong with fake news?

  • What can I do to avoid fake news?

  • Fake news in the news

  • Fact checking links

  • Known fake, parodic, and misleading news sites


PBS NewsHour Extra: How to Teach Your Students About Fake News - Lesson Plan

Skills and Strategies - Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources - New York Times

Includes videos and additional resources.

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