This game allows students to practice determining what type of resource they have found to use in their research. The lesson plan is written with library instruction in mind, but could be adapted for a classroom or online format.
Based on Dr. Safiya Noble's Algorithms of Oppression, this lesson plan instructs students on deconstructing information seeking, encouraging critical thinking in considerations of authority, privilege, etc.
In this assignment, students are given a range of newspaper article about science topics and work in pairs to find the original research article that the newspaper article is based on in the library databases. Students then assess when they might use an original research article vs when they might use a well-written newspaper article.