Searching as Strategic Exploration
Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops.
The act of searching often begins with a question that directs the act of finding needed information. Encompassing inquiry, discovery, and serendipity, searching identifies both possible relevant sources as well as the means to access those sources. Experts realize that information searching is a contextualized, complex experience that affects, and is affected by, the cognitive, affective, and social dimensions of the searcher. Novice learners may search a limited set of resources, while experts may search more broadly and deeply to determine the most appropriate information within the project scope. Likewise, novice learners tend to use few search strategies, while experts select from various search strategies, depending on the sources, scope, and context of the information need.
(from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education)
Finding some information about most things is generally pretty easy. Deep inquiry into a topic or tracking town original sources can take some additional sleuthing. Here are a few challenges to work through together to help get into the habit of going the extra step in research.
It says here that researchers have found that the Disney princesses contribute to gender stereotypes. You could stop here, or try to find the actual study done by these researchers.
Here is an article from the BBC that explains the relationship between social media use and how we view ourselves.
This brief article mentions that a recent study done at the University of Southern California found that white men have the most speaking parts in major motion pictures.