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Different perspectives on a topic can be obtained from a variety of historic and contemporary sources. Sources can be examined for accuracy.

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds. Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends.

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find. Some 82% of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on a website, according to a Stanford University study of 7,804 students from middle school through college. The study, set for release Tuesday, is the biggest so far on how teens evaluate information they find online. The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan) Did you hear that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump for president?

The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan)

Or that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS? Crazy, right? And … 100 percent false. But if you were one of the millions of people drawn to a bogus headline in your Facebook feed — or other social media platform of choice — and found yourself reading an article on what seemed like a legitimate news site (something like, say, The Political Insider, which “reported” the Clinton-ISIS story), then why wouldn’t you believe it? I mean, people you supposedly trust shared it with you and it ranked high in the Google search. Welcome to the world of “fake news.” Digital deception. Waldseemuller Map. The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source).

Waldseemuller Map

The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials. Note that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Diary of life in Soviet work camp online. A teenager’s diary documenting life in a Soviet labor camp more than 70 years ago is now available for the public to read, thanks to a digital preservation project by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Diary of life in Soviet work camp online

For years, Elizabeth Frankowski’s account of her family’s experience as prisoners in Siberia has been largely under wraps. Now, at 88, the longtime Toledo resident is sharing her story with the masses. The diary’s preservation will be recognized Thursday in a ceremony celebrating her life and work. Tears of Faith, the English title of Mrs. Frankowski’s memoir, has been scanned by the library’s new digitization lab and made available online. Evaluating Internet Resources. How do I evaluate the quality of websites?

Evaluating Internet Resources

How can I teach students to evaluate websites? Where can I find checklists for evaluation? Evaluating Internet Resources. Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU. Agriculture Around the World LP. SOCC Document Analysis WS. History Labs: Conducting Source Work. A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom Conducting Source Work In this video students engage in source work, with the teacher assisting the process.

History Labs: Conducting Source Work

Selected from the surviving traces of the past, sources lie at the heart of historians’ efforts to reconstruct that past. Historical evidence can be in the form of written materials, such as newspaper articles, death certificates, love letters, and political speeches. Artistic or visual artifacts, like paintings and other works of art, photographs or political cartoons can also be historical evidence. MinuteMan Lesson Plan.pdf. Part 2: Reading: Informational Text. The following passages are three accounts that relate to the same topic: indentured servitude in the American colonies.

Part 2: Reading: Informational Text

Research Guide: Assessing Sources.pdf. Lesson_Bias_News_Sources.pdf. History Detectives. Crop It. What is it?

Crop It

Crop It is a four-step hands-on learning routine where teachers pose questions and students use paper cropping tools to deeply explore a visual primary source. Rationale In our fast-paced daily activities we make sense of thousands of images in just a short glance. Crop It slows the sense-making process down to provide time for students to think. It gives them a way to seek evidence, multiple viewpoints, and a deeper, more detailed, understanding before determining the meaning of a primary source. Description. Primary Sources: What Are They? National History Day, an annual program for elementary and secondary students designed to "teach essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy," defines primary sources as follows: What is a primary source?

Primary Sources: What Are They?

Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides firsthand accounts about a person or event. Secondary Sources: What Are They? National History Day, an annual program for elementary and secondary students designed to "teach essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy," defines secondary sources as follows: What are secondary sources?

Secondary Sources: What Are They?

Secondary sources are works of synthesis and interpretation based upon primary sources and the work of other authors. Beyond the Bubble.