How good are you at spotting the fakes?
We already know that not everything that we find on the web is trustworthy or reliable. To test your internet savvy skills, you will evaluate one of the websites below using the Evaluation Website Worksheet. Print out the worksheet for your journal and use it to help you decide whether your website is credible or not. Tomorrow in class students will present their finding to the whole class.
Evaluation Websites Worksheet


Websites for Evaluation


1. California Velcro Crop

http://www.umbachconsulting.com/miscellany/velcro.html


2. Facts About the Civil War
http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/civilwar.htm

3. American Civil War
**http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/**

4. Dangers of Bread
http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/bread.html

5. The Constitution
http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution

6. Google Technology
http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html

7. Mythology
http://www.mythweb.com/

8. Caveman Facts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/human/species/

9. 5 Second Rule
http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/5_seconds.html

10. Mothers Against Video Game Violence
http://www.mavav.org/

11. Preparing for Emergencies
http://www.preparingforemergencies.co.uk/

12. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men Research Report
http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html

13. DHMO
http://www.dhmo.org/

14. Your Body – Your Health
http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/body_piercing_safe.html


After you have completed your evaluation of the websites, in the discussion tab above list five (5) key things that students should pay attention to on a webpage in order to check for reliability, trustworthiness and credibility.