This lesson plan/activity is meant to demonstrate the concepts of authorship and authority to first-year writing students. Students will use their prior knowledge and everyday experiences with subpar information and/or misinformation to draw parallels between evaluating academic, news, and popular sources.
Cole, A., & Beirne, H. (2020). Alien Babies and Angelina Jolie: Evaluating Sources Using Tabloids with a Taste of News Literacy. In The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook (pp. 102–103). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.
The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook