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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

Use Google to find an objective, unbiased article about Columbus.  Use the worksheet to evaluate the site you choose and to explain why you chose it.  What makes it objective and unbiased?

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Fact: A statement that is known to be true from actual experience or observation.

 Opinion: A belief based on a person's own judgement, perceptions, or ideas. 

Bias: A preference, act or inclination that interferes with impartial judgement and aims to influence people in a prejudiced direction. 


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