Teachers: Doing social studies research these days requires how-to skills

05/2/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

Determining the accuracy of information found when conducting online research is a skill needed at all levels of school, teachers Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters write in this blog post. Students must be taught research methods to enable them to sift through the plethora of information available online to determine the usefulness and value of the sources, they write. "As social studies teachers, we have to show them HOW to research," they conclude.

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