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Information Literacy Toolkit

Background Information and Class Expert

Assignment Description

Ask each student to find and read background information on a topic. Students use the information they discover and evaluate to inform an in-class discussion of the topic. Students serve as the class “expert” on their topic during the class discussion. Discussion can encompass evaluation of sources and the subject matter. 

  • Source analysis/evaluation is a good assignment to partner with this one.
  • Customize this assignment to your needs, especially sections in red.

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