The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution
00:00:00 - 00:01:34
  • English → Validity of Sources → Wikipedia
  • English → Research → Online Sources

The group asks Raj why he is being deported, and he indicates that his visa is only good as long as he is employed at the university. Since his research is not going well, his visa has expired. He then reveals that he's been messing up Wikipedia entries, among other activities, to pass the time. This clip shows why students needs to check Wikipedia articles before they use the articles for academic or work projects.

Public Discussion Questions

  1. Why would Raj purposely mess up a Wikipedia article?
  2. Wikipedia has a disclaimer that says none of its information is validated. Why do you think so many people still use the information without verifying the information is correct first?
  3. Why do many high school English teachers not allow students to use Wikipedia article as sources for their assignments?
  4. Can anyone change the sources for Wikipedia articles?
  5. What does Wikipedia's disclaimer protect it from? Why do you think this?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Common Core State Standards
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-gen...
  • Common Core State Standards
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced se...
  • Common Core State Standards
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Public Pause Prompts

Start Time Prompt Timing Length
00:13 What does it mean to be deported? Timed 00:10
00:28 Name TWO of the options besides deportation that Sheldon describes Timed 00:07


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