Databases and Credible Resources

So, you’re wondering, “Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?” Yes! Yes, we can! Why? We’ve been doing it for years! Years before “fake news” even became a term. Misinformation has always existed, but not to the extent that it exists today. Therefore, we can help, but the job has definitely become more of a challenge. In addition, fake news is not news you disagree with or do not like. Fake news is false information or a hoax. By partnering with your classroom teachers, your librarian and teachers can assist you with finding credible sources, using tools to evaluate possibly suspicious sources, and documenting your sources in MLA or APA format. Librarians have become dedicated defenders of truth! These days, getting answers to your questions is just about the easiest thing in the world. However, getting the right answer is more challenging. Librarians and famous author Neil Gaiman have known this for years, but one thing is certain, in the information age, discerning fact from fiction is THE "21st century skill." The Overarching Goal for research is to grow a generation of students who cannot de duped by “fake news”. In today's world, you have to be savvy consumers of information! In other words, digital detectives! Below is a list of resources that have been evaluated for you! The information found below is fact, not fiction! You will not find "fake news" or "alternative facts" from information in the list below, just the facts and nothing but the facts! Facts matter! The truth matters!

The Claim Game - 9th Grade Interactive English Research Project - Proof and Evidence

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Animal Farm - 10th Grade English Research Project

Choose an issue relevant to today's society. For your issue, you will find two different perspectives as well as logical fallacies that emerge in the arguments. Based on your findings, you will write an analytical report that discusses each perspective, its positive and negative points, and the logical fallacies found within them. A successful analytical report will give a background on the chosen issue, thoroughly explain each perspective with cited evidence from credible outside sources, identify and explain logical fallacies in each argument, and conclude with the new understandings you have reached as a result of your research and analysis. The report should be in complete, developed paragraphs with correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


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