ERIC Number: EJ712167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Tech Talk for Social Studies Teachers: Using the Internet to Explore the French Revolution
Social Studies, v96 n1 p41 Jan-Feb 2005
Although the mandate to promote information literacy in the classroom is no longer a new one, many teachers still struggle to find trustworthy Web sites and tools that allow them to meet that challenge in a meaningful way. The Internet is an exciting and powerful tool for research and learning. It also is one of the ultimate conduits for freedom of speech and expression. Keeping that in mind, teachers must remember that it is not always an accurate source of information. One must take care in choosing where and how one uses the Internet to procure accurate sources of information. In this article, the author explores how to gauge the accuracy of Web-based information, using the French Revolution as an example.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Information Literacy, Internet, Teaching Methods, Information Retrieval, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: France