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In-Class Activities

Evaluating Information Online

Lateral reading: technique of evaluating a source by researching the source itself. This includes moving away from the publisher’s site and doing your own independent research on the author, the website or organization that published the source, and fact-checking the article when appropriate. 

Warmup activity

Look at both websites listed below. Determine whether each one is a credible source of information about the HPV vaccine.

Be prepared to share 2 things you learned about each publisher/website.