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Y5 - note taking from the internet

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Bonsoir Wed 19-Mar-14 14:55:43

DD (9) has a homework which is to write a biography of Jean Calvin in about ten bullet points using sources from the internet.

How many sources would you expect a 9 year old to use?

mummy1973 Wed 19-Mar-14 15:22:13

With my 9 year old I'd suggest 3.

columngollum Wed 19-Mar-14 15:43:58

I wouldn't suggest any more than two (not wikipedia, on the grounds that it can be used for anything.) If she used more than a couple I'd suggest she gave a reason. (It's presumably just an exercise, not an attempt to do any real research.)

Bonsoir Wed 19-Mar-14 15:51:54

Yes, I think we are going to settle on two, neither of which are Wikipedia.

juniper44 Thu 20-Mar-14 19:32:12

It's important she chooses the sources carefully. For that reason, I'd recommend 3 sites as then she can check the facts.

I don't see why Wikipedia can't be used to check facts.

NigellasDealer Thu 20-Mar-14 19:33:42

wiki cannot be used as a reliable source as anybody can edit it.
it is good though for general information.

juniper44 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:46:43

But anyone can create a webpage. It's important to teach children how to decide whether a website is trustworthy.

A good source is the this site

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