Unit Plan: Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information (10-12)
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Student worksheets and answer guides for individual lessons
Inquiry activities (support materials are provided as needed)
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Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information (10-12) lessons and links to resources are listed below.
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- Lesson 1 The Power of the Story (approx. 10 mins)
- Inquiry Activity Making Misinformation (approx. 15-30 minutes)
- Lesson 2 How to Collect Trustworthy Information: The CRAAP Test (approx. 30 mins)
- Lesson 3 Primary and Secondary Sources (approx. 20 mins)
- Follow-up to lesson Activity Primary & Secondary Sources (approx. 30-40 minutes)
- Lesson 4 Lateral reading
- Lesson Worksheet Lateral Reading Worksheet (approx. 15 mins)
- Research Activity Using The SIFT Analysis Technique To Assess Information (approx. 25-35 mins)
- Lesson 5 Thinking Critically About Information: Beware of Bias (approx. 20 mins)
- Inquiry Activity Bias Scenarios (approx. 30 minutes)
- Lesson 6 How To Test Ideas By Creating Experiments: The Scientific Method (approx. 20 mins)
- Lesson 7 Thinking Critically About Experiments: Try to Prove Yourself Wrong (approx 20 minutes)
- Lesson 8 Thinking Critically About Experiments: Correlation vs Causation (approx 20 minutes)
- Lesson Worksheet Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information Worksheet (approx 20 minutes)
- Lesson 9 The Yellow M&M Experiment - A Story! (approx 45-50 minutes using student workbook below)
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