Before we begin searching for sources to support your debate projects, let's build a list of the criteria together that we will agree use to evaluate sources you'll use in your debate.
To create our list of criteria let's first explore the kind different evaluations methods in small groups.
Which parts of the methods would be most helpful for evaluating the sources you will use for your debate topics?
The debate topics are:
Present to your class.
The evaluation methods:
We'll share notes from the session and I will use those notes to draft evaluation criteria we'll agree to use for all sources in the debate project.
Often finding information is less of a problem than figuring out whether that information will be appropriate for your project. One way to decide whether a source is “good” for your project or not, is to begin by asking some questions about the source. Remember! Evaluation is a holistic process. One of these questions isn’t enough to determine a source’s usefulness. You need to take them all into consideration.
WHO created the source?
WHAT is the purpose of the source?
WHERE does the information come from?
WHEN was the source published?
WHY is this source useful to you?
Use an article or other source you've used in class work or use one of the following: