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Before reading any online source, students need to ask a fundamental question: Who is the author? In this task, students examine the headline of an article about personal finance that is sponsored by a bank. The task assesses students’ ability to recognize the source of the article and explain why a sponsored post by a bank executive might not be a trustworthy source on this topic.
Parallel Assessment: Small Businesses
Crash Course Video #4: Who Can You Trust?
In this video, John Green dives deeper into lateral reading, discussing how to evaluate the authority and perspective of online sources.