For Teachers
Intro Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 Vocabulary Your Turn

Question 2: Is the Information Accurate?

How do you know if the information on the page is accurate or true?

Does the author let you know where he/she found the information? Look for a list of sources or references (places where the author found the information) on the site.

Does anyone else say the same thing? You should check other sources (other websites, books, etc.) to see if anyone else gives the same information, if you are not sure about it.

Photo George Washington from a dollar bill

Who wrote the site? Would someone who works for that organization give out information that you should trust? Asking these two questions, takes you back to the first set of questions about the author, doesn't it? People and places you trust are more likely to have accurate information on their websites.

Sometimes children make websites for class projects. These children work very hard on their websites, but six year old children are not experts on as many things as the adults who get paid for their work on a website.

Task 2: Look at the following two websites. Both are sites for children about animals. Young children created one of the sites. The other site was created by National Geographic. If you found information on one of the sites that was not the same as the information on the other site, which one would you trust? Why? Ask yourself all of the questions that are listed above while you look at these two sites. Discuss what you find.