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Module 2: Know Your Sources

The Story...

After hearing about the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically about an outbreak of it in their New Haven community, Tash, Ray, and June begin to search for more information, worried about the symptoms Tash is displaying. However, they find many websites and news pages that offer conflicting information. Every website the three visit seems to present new information, which is often blatantly false, and almost nothing is consistent between articles. What types of web pages and news articles can be trusted, and how can you tell?

Performance Expectations

  • Differentiate between different types sources (primary vs secondary, popular vs scholarly)
  • Deploy strategies to effectively navigate the online information environment
  • Critically evaluate information encountered online in a variety of contexts

Module 2 Challenges