11th Grade English Website Evaluation Lesson

The purpose of this exercise is to help you identify reliable websites. Which of the following sites would you use for a  research report that only allowed the use of accurate, authoritative, reliable information?   Be prepared to discuss your answers and your rationale for saying that a site is/is not reliable in class. If you believe a site is suitable for use then be prepared to provide persuasive proof.

  

A. For a research assignment  on Jacopo di Poggibonsi in Art class: the site on  Renaissance Artist Jacopo di Poggibonsi

 

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?  
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

B. For a research paper on animal experimentation in English 11: Clyven - RYT Hospital's site on the World's First Transgenic Mouse 

 

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

C. For a research paper in genetic engineering in English 11: Godsend Institute: Fertility Clinic and Practice

 

 

 

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

D. For a research paper on global warming in English 11:

 

http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/campaigns/intro?campaign_id=3937

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?  
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

E. For a research paper on water pollution in English 11: Dehydrated Water 

 

 

 

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

F. For a research paper on explorers and the discovery of the New World in American Studies: All About Explorers: Everything you wanted to know about every explorer that ever lived...and more!

 

 

 

  1. Who is the author of the site?
  2. What, if any, organization is responsible for its content?
  3. Is the site, authoritative, objective and reliable?

 

 

 

 

Last updated Jan 30, 2009.