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Analyzing Bias and Point of View Interpreting Public Opinion of the Presidential Response to the Great Depression through Political Cartoons
Students analyze political cartoons of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions regarding the provided political cartoons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 50 Downloads
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In the end, they participate in a round table discussion.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 79 Downloads
Learners explore statistics by conducting a scientific study. For this data analysis lesson, students conduct a class poll about popular foods of their classmates. Learners complete a worksheet and discuss how bias opinions affect the outcome of a study.
3rd - 5th Math 4 Views 19 Downloads
Bias in News Sources
As young consumers of media, it is important for high schoolers to explore concepts of bias and prejudice, and how they may be present in media. After discussing ideological messages that media can contain, individuals complete a warm-up activity about connotation.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 47 Downloads
New Review Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials
Imagine a lesson that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this packet teach skills all voters should develop.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
See how bias operates firsthand. Half of the class reads one article while the other half reads another article on the same event. The obvious differences emerge when the two sides talk about their observations though. Several handouts help learners analyze news sources and be able to discern blatant bias and its effects.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 33 Downloads
Bias and Crime in Media
Critical thinking and social justice are central themes for this resource on bias and crime in media. The class views and discusses an incisive PSA that highlights assumptions based on race. Small groups read newspaper opinion pieces about reporting a person's faith in crime news and deconstruct how it can influence bias toward groups of people based on religion.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 31 Downloads
Documents about the Boston Massacre and the Biases of Their Creators
Students compare and contrast writings about pre-American Revolution events. In this political agenda instructional activity, students conduct research to determine how bias and perspective have made their way into historical documents. Students examine historical documents and share their findings with their classmates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Current events in Africa
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias and perspective in the texts they read.
7th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
George Washington and Frederick Douglass Letters: Recognizing Point of View and Bias
Students read letters from George Washington and Fredrick Douglass. Using the primary sources, they identify the tone, purpose and author biases. They also discover the cultural contexts within them and share their opinions with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 24 Downloads
Analyzing Sources on Imperialism
Ninth graders explore the concept of imperialism. In this imperialism lesson, 9th graders analyze primary sources regarding British imperialism in Africa. Students analyze the sources for credibility as they gain an understanding of the independence movements in Africa after World War II.
9th Social Studies & History 27 Views 139 Downloads
Can You Detect Bias?
Eleventh graders recognize some, but not all ethical processes (e.g., independent verification, clarifying assumptions, disclosing conflicts of interest) that shape scientific endeavors. Students build awareness of how various sources of bias potentially affect outcomes.
11th Science 3 Views 46 Downloads
Bias vs. Perspective: An Inevitable Aspect of Journalism?
Students explore the types of media that U.S. teens prefer the ways in which viewers identify and account for journalistic bias. They explore the ways in which media shapes one's opinion or affects their judgment.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
Are Our Classroom Materials Gender Biased?
Students explore equality by analyzing their own classroom belongings. In this gender bias lesson, students investigate their classroom and identify objects as either male or female biased. Students collaborate while exploring the idea and participate in a classroom discussion afterwards.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
No Bias Allowed
Students differentiate graphical representations looking for the bias. They use a systematic process in order to solve problems. Students explain how a problem is solved and the steps involved. Even deeper than this is giving the justification for a particular method being used.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Students investigate why some people choose an avatar different from their own personality. In this psychology instructional activity, students explore three different virtual worlds to collect information. They analyze results and formulate a conclusion.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 61 Downloads