Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. -- Lorraine Hansberry

T is for Thinking: the ICYouSee Guide To Critical Thinking

Causes of Poverty:
a Web Site Evaluation Assignment

The world is always in a state of emergence, never static. It has been created and destroyed and created and destroyed and created again.

Part One

Please consider the topic of the Causes of Poverty. Take a brief look at all of the following five sites to get a sense of which ones are reliable sources of information.

  1. Why Do the Poor Make Such Poor Decisions?
  2. Poverty and Decision-Making
  3. Why Poverty is Not a Personal Choice, But a Reflection of Society
  4. The Behavioral Aspects of Poverty
  5. The Myth of the Virtuous Poor

Part Two

Once you have looked at all the sites, select two of them to evaluate more thoroughly. Think about the criteria and questions that have been discussed. You may use this evaluation checklist to help you complete the assignment.

Note to Instructors: Please let me know that you have used or are planning on using this assignment.

ICYouSee T is for Thinking
John R. Henderson
Last modified: March 14, 2018