by Brooke Hermanson, Hamilton Middle

This WebQuest is designed for students to evaluate the differences in online news sources by exploring the overall layout of the websites and the writing of individual articles focusing on audience, author's purpose, and bias.

Introduction

I saw it on the News so it must be true!

or is it??

Yes, the news gives you world, national, and local reports from fancy-dressed newscasters who speak very matter-of-fact

But even news reports can have an agenda or plan and it is important to understand the Purpose, Bias, and Audience to get the whole picture