Unit Plan: Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information (P6-S2)
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Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information (P6-S2) lessons and links to resources are listed below.
Online lessons have audio and interactive activities. Suggested grade level is indicated for each.
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- Lesson 1 The Power of the Story (approx. 20 mins)
- Activity Anyone Can Create A False Story (P6-S2) (approx. 10 minutes)
- Lesson 2 How To Collect Trustworthy Information: The TRAAP Test (approx. 30 mins)
- Handout TRAAP Checklist Worksheet (P6-P7) (approx. 15 minutes)
- Lesson 3 Primary and Secondary Sources (approx. 20 mins)
- Activity Sort & Suggest Primary & Secondary Sources (P6-S2) (approx. 15 minutes)
- Lesson 4 Thinking Critically About Information: Beware of Bias Part 1 (approx. 20 mins)
- Lesson 5 Thinking Critically About Information: Beware of Bias Part 2 (approx. 20 mins)
- Activity Bias Worksheet (P6-P7) (approx. 10 minutes)
- Lesson 6 How To Test Ideas By Creating Experiments: The Scientific Method (approx. 20 mins)
- Handout Scientific Method Worksheet (P6-P7) (approx. 10 minutes)
- Handout for all lessons TRAAP Critical Thinking & Evaluating information Worksheet (S1-S2) (20 mins)
- Handout Interactive Activities Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information Lessons 2-6 (P6-S2) (printable documents to use in case computer or wifi access is limited)
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