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Evaluating Wikipedia

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Wikipedia contains a vast supply of information and is the 5th most trafficked website in the world. Still, students often draw overly broad generalizations about the site. This task asks students to evaluate the trustworthiness of an article on Wikipedia, assessing whether they can reason about the specific features that make a Wikipedia article more or less reliable.

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Crash Course Video #5: Using Wikipedia

Host John Green explains how to use Wikipedia wisely when reading laterally.