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When young people want to find out more about a topic or question, they often turn to Google. But open Internet searches routinely turn up contradictory results that mix fact with falsehood. Making sense of search results is even more challenging with politically loaded topics. This task asks students to perform an open search about a controversial figure in order to assess their ability to wade through information to find sources, evidence, and arguments that they trust.
Parallel Assessment: Leader's Views
Crash Course Video #9: Click Restraint
In this episode of the series, John Green discusses how search engines generate results and teaches how to use “click restraint” when deciding which results to open.