Evaluating Information Want to sharpen your information evaluation skills? These tools and activities will help you develop quick and effective ways to weigh the value of any source — from a news story to a YouTube video to an advertisement. Poster/Activity E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News Students learn a handy acronym to help them remember six key concepts for evaluating information, then test the concepts in teams. Activity Evidence: Do the Facts Hold Up? Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the information by verifying the evidence it presents. Activity Source: Can I Trust the Creator? Students dig into an article to determine whether they can trust the story by investigating its producers and the sources within. Activity Believe It or Not? Putting the Consumer’s Questions to Work In this activity, students apply the “consumer’s questions” to a chosen research topic in order to improve their media literacy skills. Activity Slanted Facts and Slippery Numbers: The Case of the Gender Pay Gap Students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. acronym to analyze two sources on the topic of a gender pay gap, conduct additional research, and form their own conclusions about this complex issue.