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Columbus, Hero or Villain?  

A web evaluation about objectivity and bias.
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Review two sites about Christopher Columbus

You will evaluate two web sites all about Christopher Columbus, one is fairly objective, it tries to provide you with an unbiased account of Columbus' life.  The other site is one-sided, and is trying to convince you to believe a certain way about Columbus.  Use the web evaluation worksheet provided to evaluate each of the sites on their objectiveness.  Which site is objective?  Why?  Which site is biased?  Why.   

 

Which site about Columbus do you think is most objective?



Find a Columbus site

Find an article from the web that supports your opinion about the Columbus Holiday. This article should provide you with a reason(s) to corroborate your view.  If you believe that we should celebrate Columbus Day, your article should share that bias.  If you believe that we should NOT celebrate Columbus Day, your article should share that bias.  Or, perhaps your article about Columbus is objective, but it provides you with one of your reasons about why we should or shouldn't celebrate Columbus Day, that is legitimite too.  Use the worksheet to evaluate the site you choose and to explain why you chose it.  



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AUTHORITY: THE WHO

ACCURACY & COVERAGE: THE WHAT

CURRENCY:THE WHEN

OBJECTIVITY & PURPOSE OF SITE:THE WHY

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