You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. How do you evaluate the reliability of online information?
Check out the conference archives from this National Air and Space Museum interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students. Historians and educators from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day, demonstrate critical thinking skills they use to evaluate information. They discuss four major events in aerospace history that have captured people’s imagination and given rise to speculation and conspiracy theories:
- Thinking Critically About the Apollo Moon Landings
- Thinking Critically About Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
- Thinking Critically About UFOs
- Thinking Critically About the Attack on Pearl Harbor
During the event, thousands of teachers and students from around the world asked questions and shared their questions and opinions. This thought-provoking, engaging, and fun conference helps your students understand the importance of thinking critically about historical sources and opinions online. It also gives them direct access to the insights of Smithsonian historians and educators.