1. Provide students with a list of 3-5 sources from different perspectives that shape the conversation surrounding a topic of interest.
Example sources: a news article, a tweet from a reputable source, a scholarly article & a literature review.
2. Ask students to conduct an investigation of a particular topic from its treatment in the popular media, and then trace its origin in conversations among scholars and researchers. How have perspectives changed and why?
Example sources: news articles, tweets from reputable sources, magazine articles, blog entries, bestselling novels.
These questions can be added to Canvas as a graded homework assignment. A librarian embedded in your course can create, grade, and provide feedback.