Overview

Do your students breeze through internet search results, easily weeding out irrelevant results and finding exactly what they need? No? This step offers a detailed look at how to search for and find reliable, relevant information on the internet. Students practice going through a set of sample search results, then use a guided process to compile a list of possible information sources about their issue. 

This resource was created with support from the National Association of Counties.

Learning Objectives

The student will:

  • Make sense of internet search results and find relevant results
  • Determine whether a source is reliable
  • Broaden or narrow their search strings in order to get more relevant results
  • Appropriately use social media to find information
  • Take quick, preliminary notes on possibly relevant sources

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