Ms. Epping's Believe it or Not?: Home

5th grade students will explore popular myths and decide if they believe in it's existence or the factual evidence!

You Can't Believe Everything You Read on the Internet

You Can't Believe Everything on the Internet:

Evaluating Sources

How do you know when something you read, hear or see on the Internet is reliable and factual information?

How do you know when someone is trying to be funny or tricking you into believing a hoax?

How do you know when someone is giving their opinion?

How do you know when something is a theory?

How do you know when something is speculation?

What does conspiracy mean?

Definitions from Google.

You will answer these questions with hands-on exploration through these provided sources.

Assignment

Working in groups, compare and contrast reliable information with speculation and hoaxes.

Each group will be assigned one topic. While researching your topic using the resources assembled by Mrs. Romens, determine using your guidelines if the source and information is reliable or not. As a group come up with a list of factual information and a list of falsities that are believed to be true about your topic. Groups will be sharing these with the whole class, so that everyone can learn about each topic. Be able to back up each fact with how your group knows that information is true.

Sometimes its True

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Allison Romens
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Poll

Who invented the Internet
Aliens: 0 votes (0%)
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: 0 votes (0%)
Tim Berners-Lee: 0 votes (0%)
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