Evaluation of a Website Devoted to History
For this assignment you are going to evaluate a website devoted to history, which can be a person, an event, or a location. The website must relate to this course, in this case the website should concentrate on the period from the Renaissance to the Modern era. The site should be content specific, not a general site like Wikipedia or similar encyclopedic sites.
Once you have identified the site, in at least 250 words (1 page) describe it according to the following:
Full Name of Website and URL/ Web Address
Who is the intended audience for this site? How did you determine this? (75 word minimum)
How could the site’s domain (.edu, .net, .org, .gov.) impact its credibility? (75 word minimum)
Briefly describe the organization, company, agency, etc. who published the site. (75 word minimum)
Does this site have ads or is it ad free? What does this say about its credibility? (75 word minimum)
After the description, in at least 250 words (1 page) analyze and evaluate the site using the following instructions:
Describe the site comprehensively. Clearly state any issues or problems with this site. Please address the following:
Provide a brief a brief summary of how the site addresses the topic.
The summary should not be an abridged biography or summary of the person or event addressed by the site.
The summary should focus on how the website addresses the topic and should not be about the topic itself.
Can you verify the information in another source? (Provide links to 2 other credible websites that have similar information.)
Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
Is the information fact, opinion, and/or propaganda?
Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?