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Skeptical Researching in the Age of Media Mistrust: Class Materials

Stanford Study on Evaluating Online Information

In 2016 a study released by the Stanford History Education Group received a lot of press for its conclusions on middle school, high school, and college students' abilities to critically evaluate online information.  

Would you like to use their materials to stimulate class discussions?  This tutorial incorporates six of their field-tested examples.  There is a form at the end where students can submit their instructor's email address, if you would like them to send in their results.   If you would like a guide with links to the source materials and some discussion questions, email Jessica Hronchek (