Let’s face it, there’s a lot of fake news out there right now.

The picture to the left is from a state sponsored Russian news channel. And while it depicts a tank recently destroyed by Ukranian forces, it has been manipulated by state TV to look like it was from the 2014 invasion (Source: BBC News, ‘Watching War on Russian TV,’ Simona Kralova).

Imagine if state sponsored news was your only source of information.

Right now, our students have access to a whole worldwide web full of information.

The challenge for us as educators is helping them sift through it.


I have gathered and collated some short mini-video clips that will introduce your students to skills for effective research.

They help answer important questions like:

  1. How do I determine a website’s validity?
  2. How do I find the author of a website, and check their credentials?
  3. How does understanding a website’s purpose help me better determine if it’s useful?
  4. Where do I start with my research topic? How do I develop research questions? 
  5. What is bias, and how can I identify it and determine if the information presented is subjective or objective?
  6. What is plagiarism? How do I paraphrase information I find from the web, books, interviews, and videos and put it into my own words?

I hope the videos help your students think more critically, and support them in their journey to act as 🌎  global citizens in their Model United Nations Project.

Here are those videos.