Evaluating Sex Education Web Resources

Open http://www.heritage.org/ in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

In this assignment, you will be evaluating two websites on the topic of sex education.

Your replies will be automatically gathered and available to send to your instructor at the end of the tutorial.

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Website #1: Appearance

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Look around the page and scan some of the text. Then answer the questions below: 

Currency

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Scan the page for dates. 

Authority

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Click the About link at the top of the page. 

Read the first few paragraphs. 

Click the Contact Us tab towards the top right area of the page. 

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2 of 4You will looking for a report written by The Heritage Foundation in 2004.

Click on the Issues tab at the top of the page. 

Under Domestic & Economic, click on Sex Education and Abstinence

 Look towards the middle of the page, below the blue space.  

Under Show, click Reports.

In the search box type facts.

Look for the report titled Facts About Abstinence Education.

Open this report by clicking on it. 

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Skim and scan the text. Read some of the facts.

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Note that many of the facts and other statements include a number to the cited reference. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the article to where it says Show references in this report.

Click to see the references. 

Go through the different references, noting the names of the authors.

Scroll down the through the references.

Purpose

 Explore more of the website on your own. Then answer the questions below:

Website #2: Appearance

You will now be evaluating a different website on the same topic. 

Click on this link: Advocates for Youth

Look around the page and scan the text. Then, answer the questions below:

Currency

Scan the page for dates.

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Click the About Us link ion the top menu.  

Read this section. Then answer the question the question below:

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Click the Contact Us link in the menu on the left. 

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Click on Topics & Issues on the top menu. 

Then click on Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs.

Under General Facts click on The Truth About Abstinence-Only Programs.

Read through the introduction and some of the facts. Then answer the questions below:

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Scroll to the bottom of the the article to the References section. 

Take a look at some of the references. 

Purpose