PART IV: EVALUATE THAT WEBSITE!
So by now you should know how hard it is to figure out if you are finding good or bad information on the internet. What you need is a strategy, a plan, a tool to help you figure out what's good and what will buy you a bad grade on your next research project.
Luckily for you, we've already come up with a tool for you to use - a Website Evaluation form. Answering the questions on this form will help you to decide if a website has the information that you're looking for and if that information is the best that's out there.
First, print out two copies of the Evaluation Form:
Website Evaluation Form
Then go to this website: The American Civil War Homepage
Now, evaluate this website using the Website Evaluation Form that you just printed out.
When you are finished, go to this website: Mankato, Minnesota
Evaluate this website using the second Website Evaluation Form that you printed out.