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Website Evaluation

With all the information available on the internet, how can the user discern the difference between a credible website and a hoax?

Fortunately there are website evaluation checklists and forms that ask specific questions about the website.  In addition, there are lesson plans available to teach students how to evaluate websites.

Website Evaluation forms:

Kathy Shrock: http://www.schrockguide.net/critical-evaluation.html

http://library.acphs.edu/PDFs/Website%20Evaluation%20Checklist.pdf

Lesson Plans:

ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/inquiry-internet-evaluating-pages-328.html

Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Education Services (Poughkeepsie, NY) Duchess BOCES

http://www.dcboces.org/saltpointcenter/library/classprojects/websiteevaluation

Pensacola Catholic High School: http://www.pensacolachs.org/webpages/capplications/index.cfm?subpage=417792

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Resources for Thanksgiving

Listed below are a few electronic sources on Thanksgiving:

Sweetsearch Webguides: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Entertainment/Holidays/Thanksgiving.html

Thanksgiving History: Plimouth Plantation: http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/read/thanksgiving-history

History of Thanksgiving from History.com: http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

First Thanksgiving from National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/kids/en_US/explore/history/first-thanksgiving/

Primary Source Sets from Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/thanksgiving/