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Native American Studies Research Tutorial and Tournament

A guide to searching, obtaining, evaluating, and citing sources for your Native American Studies research assignment.

Tournament

In this activity, you will

  • Practice using thoughtful questions and research skills to consider the context and authority of two sources concerning the broad topic of Native American Healthcare
  • Enter your responses to the questions in a survey to participate in assessing the reliability of these sources as a class

Instructions

SOURCE 1

Mullin calls for tribal hearing amid COVID-19 health disparities in Indian Country. (2020, June 18). Indian Country Today. https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/mullin-calls-for-tribal-hearing-amid-covid-19-health-disparities-in-indian-country-XS3bhdp-JUaMT2ShZtdnQw

Study and prepare your responses: questions on the survey

  1. What is the purpose of this source?
  2. What do you know about the author or publisher/producer?
  3. Having used the SIFT method to research these two sources, ​write two (2) meaningful sentences using specific details to describe how you evaluated this source and assessed its authority. In each sentence, use at least 1 (one) lesson vocabulary word correctly. 
  4. Does your assessment of this source's reliability make if worthy to include in your academic research: yes or no? 

 

SOURCE 2 

Benor, D. (2018, August). Remarkable Recoveries. New Dawn, (12:4).  https://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/remarkable-recoveries

Study and prepare your responses: questions on the survey

  1. What is the purpose of this source?
  2. What do you know about the author or publisher/producer?
  3. Having used the SIFT method to research these two sources, ​write two (2) meaningful sentences using specific details to describe how you evaluated this source and assessed its authority. In each sentence, use at least 1 (one) lesson vocabulary word correctly. 
  4. Does your assessment of this source's reliability make if worthy to include in your academic research: yes or no? 

Enter your responses in the NAS200 Internet Source Tournament Survey