I listened to an episode of My Disney Class podcast, and they did an activity called 'truth or trash' as an ice breaker. I decided to use this as an idea for a quick activity, where students can evaluate sources AND have a better understanding of in-text citations.
I gave them five facts, with the in-text citation, and a bibliography at the end.
The first task was to find the correct source - the second was to see if it was truth or trash!
The first answer was very easy (truth), then the next were kind of trick questions.
Here's the link, and the questions below.
1 - True
2 - True-ish. It was actually Serena Williams, not Venus who said that.
3 - Trash - the source does say that Game of Thrown's actors will come back....but the Onion is a spoof website, (this relies on some prior knowledge of the game)
4 - Trash - They never asked for a tennis court - they asked outright for a basketball course
5 - True - BUT it is "Kukur Tihar" not "Tukur Kihar"
I put this together very quickly before a class - but will do more of these in the future!