Source Credibility

Monday 3/19/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Properly assess the credibility of a source
  2. Identify and discuss the HR issues present in our community

Do Now – 3 minutes

  1. Computers open to Basecamp
  2. Click into Message Board item called Community Research

LESSON – 40 minutes

Today, before we start digging into research, we need to make sure we all have a clear sense for how to ensure the resources we’re using to support our work are credible.

We’ll read an example article so that we can demonstrate how we determine whether a source is acceptable. It’s not an exact science by any means, but if you know the right kinds of questions to ask, you’ll be much more likely to get at good information.

I’ll pass out this document about assessing source credibility to everyone so we all have it to refer to.

Closing – 2 minutes

Please turn to a partner at your table and take turns reminding them (and listening to them remind you) what our Big Idea, Essential Question and Challenge are for this current unit.


Please respond to the Basecamp Message Board item titled Homework: Monday 3/19/18

The content and activities discussed on this post either come directly from, or were inspired by, the EdX course called “The Rights of Refugees“, which was created by Amnesty International.

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


We’ll work to develop a strategy around assessing source credibility


Researching community human rights issues


Researching community human rights issues





Quote of the Week

“All of us are smarter than any of us, so the value to all goes up when you share.”

Seth Godin


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