The NY Times just published an interesting article on information literacy for students : Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole.

It discusses a method called SIFT (not to be confused with a literature analysis strategy with the same acronym):

1. Stop.

2. Investigate the source.

3. Find better coverage.

4. Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.


You can find some lesson plans about it here,  and learn more about it here.

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