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Source Credibility Lesson (Virtual) (2020-2021)
Background: Historically, teachers and librarians often use checklist methods like CRAAP and RADCAB to teach source credibility, but more and more, the reliability of these methods has come into question (Caulfield, 2018; Timsit, 2019; Warner, 2017). A much more accurate method that is quicker and builds a deeper and more long-lasting habit is called SIFT (or previously, The Four Moves) (Caulfield, 2019). The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has created a similar method called Lateral Reading. Common Sense Media also uses the concept of lateral reading, rather than a checklist. These methods are helpful in creating the habit of fact-checking and developing the ability to discern if a source or a claim is credible. The lesson plan below is an amalgamation of the SIFT method minicourse and SHEG’s Lateral Reading Curriculum with a few ideas thrown in from Common Sense Media’s Hoaxes and Fakes Lesson, as well as a few ideas of my own.
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