The Syrian Refugee Crisis
For the past few months, the world has witnessed the dangerous journey of Syrian refugees fleeing their homes in battle-torn Syria via television and the internet. The images are unlike anything we have seen in our own country since, perhaps the Civil War, when American citizens of both North and South were forced to flee their homes as the war between the Union and the Confederacy reached their home state.
Over the next two weeks, we will be discussing the Syrian refugee crisis currently afflicting Europe. Our exploration of this topic will require us to find and use reliable sources of information to fuel our discussions and writing about this ongoing event. Before I release you to the wilds of the internet, however, I think it is important to equip you with an invaluable tool for conducting research: a discerning eye for quality sources of information.
Let's take a look at some sources of information I've come across. I will need your help to determine whether each source is a quality source or just more garbage from the internet's wastelands. The link to each source is listed below. Take some time to carefully examine each source and share your observations about it by commenting on each post. For this activity, we will submit each source to the RADCAB test we've used in class before:
Is this source:
Be sure to comment about the resource your group examined by clicking the comment link below, and let us know whether it passes the RADCAB test or not and why.