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Evaluating Websites

Activity

The sites listed below share some obvious similarities - but based on the URLs of each site, what differences might you expect to see in the content of the sites? Once you have thought about the potential similarities and differences, click on the links to compare each site.

Ask Yourself...

  • What is the purpose of this site?
  • Who do you think is sponsoring, or paying for each site?
  • Which sites, if any, are dedicated to education purposes?
  • Which sites, if any, are trying to sell you something?
  • Which sites, if any, are government-sponsored?
  • Which sites are most similar to each other, and which are different? Why do you think that might be?