Choosing the Best Websites to Support Your Argument

Choosing the Best Websites to Support Your Argument

CRA Description : 
This assignment asks students to access, evaluate, and make use of credible, appropriate websites and other internet resources for the purpose of targeted research. Using rubrics and guidelines, students will identify, collaboratively discuss, prioritize, and then defend web resources that will support their arguments and meet the criteria for credibility, validity, and reliability. Students will research one side of a controversial issue and select three internet sources that they feel offer the most credible and useful information in support of their position.
Subjects: 
Independent Study
Cross-disciplinary
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Accuracy
Audience
Authority
Content
Credibility
Currency
Depth
Purpose
Reliability
Validity
Prior Knowledge: 
Students need to have some prior knowledge and experience utilizing the elements of internet search engines. Students need ready acces to the internet. Students should be comfortable using word processing software and have prior understanding of and practice in all parts of the writing process, including invention, drafting, revision, and proofreading.