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Information Literacy Toolkit

Comparing Sources

Assignment Description

This in-class exercise asks groups of students to analyze sources to determine aspects such as authority, audience and purpose.  Based on the analysis, students are then asked to identify source types and evaluate the sources.  The activity can be used to compare any types of sources, and modified to work with any topic/discipline.

Use the lesson plan and exercise below.  Feel free to adapt and remix this assignment.

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