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In this extension, you will use Google News to find credible articles about current events.

It’s important to know about what’s going on in the world around you and to learn about current events at the local, national and global levels.

It’s also important to get your news from credible sources.

This way, you can form knowledgeable opinions and make informed judgements about issues that affect your community, your country, and your planet.

To learn more about current events, you will: Use Google News to find a credible news article about a current event at the local, national, or international level, Insert a link to the article in your document, And write two or three sentences about the news reported in the article.

To begin, open Google Drive.

Create a new, blank document in Google Docs.

Name it.

Write a title at the top of your document.

Open a new browser tab and go to news dot Google dot com to check the latest headlines.

Google News collects news from around the world.

Its webpage has a menu that allows you to sort news based upon: Popularity, Scope, Or Topic.

You can use this menu to help you find news articles that you’re interested in.

Remember to choose only credible articles.

You can use the five W questions to help you evaluate credibility.

Search for a news article from local, national, or international news.

After you choose a news article, write its title in your document.

Next, insert a link to the article.

Read your article and write two or three sentences summarizing the news it reports and why it's important to know about.

Good work!

You’re now more informed about current events!

Keep investigating the world around you using credible news sources.

Now, it’s your turn: Open a new document, Use Google News to find a credible news article at the local, national, or international level, Insert a link to the article in your document, And write two or three sentences explaining the importance of the reported news.

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Insert a Footnote to Cite a Source

Search online for a credible source and insert a footnote in an article to cite the source.

Design a Credibility Poster

Create a poster in Google Drawings to teach others how to evaluate the credibility of online content by asking key questions.

Create a Credible Public Service Announcement

Write a credible Public Service Announcement.

Verify Credibility with Additional Sources

Search online for three sources to verify the credibility of information in an article.

Stay Informed About Current Events

Search for credible news articles and learn about current events.

Instructions

Choose an extension to continue using key questions to evaluate the credibility of a source.