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Question Authority

What makes someone an authority on a topic? How do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? In this lesson, students will learn to identify authoritative voices and discover that authority is both constructed and contextual.

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Question Authority

What makes someone an authority on a topic? How do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? In this lesson, students will learn to identify authoritative voices and discover that authority is both constructed and contextual.

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Lesson created by Andrea Baer, Ashley Flinn, Melia Fritch, Robyn Hartman, Heather Healy, and Joelle Pitts in 2016.

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How to Use This Guide

This guide was developed by a team of library educators working together under the umbrella of the New Literacies Alliance. To use this guide, click the "Learning Module" link on the left-hand side of this page. Once you have done that, click/tap through the embedded link to the New Literacies Alliance's guide. Make sure to click/tap on the "Next" button to progress, and be sure to complete the assessment at the end. Good luck!