Lesson 5: Consuming information online

Understanding that not all information on search engines is valuable.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that not all information on search engines is valuable

Statutory guidance

  • Pupils should know how to be a discerning consumer of information online including understanding that information, including that from search engines, is ranked, selected and targeted.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Work in mixed ability pairs and encourage pairs to discuss why a website might be useful.


Pupils working at greater depth: Get them to develop creative ways to explain how a search engine works e.g. a written document or a poster.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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