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FREE Critical Thinking Activity: Did I Cheat? Psst I'm lying? with INTRO VIDEO

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Description

OPEN-ENDED REAL WORLD critical thinking lesson: Can your students find the lie?

Students watch a live stream video of an online giveaway. 

  • Did I cheat? Maybe. 

  • Am I lying? Absolutely. 

  • Can your students figure out the lie? Let's find out!

NEW! THIS WELCOME VIDEO EXPLAINS THE TASK TO STUDENTS

The video is also on the first slide of the slideshow lesson!

It goes over:

  • 2:03 Why are we doing this?

  • 3:00 Why does the video in the challenge look like it's talking to teachers?

  • 4:34 What do we do? (Look for clues and inconsistencies) - ANALYSIS

  • 5:15 Quick overview of the mini lesson on 3 critical thinking strategies

  • 5:39 Using a student-created checklist to see if I'm lying - EVALUATING

  • 7:24 What the class conversation might sound like

More stuff:

  • Use the optional handouts to provide more structured support for students.

  • 44 questions help guide students through the slideshow lesson and critical thinking process.

Visit educircles.org/did-i-cheat for a BIG HINT about what the lie is...


ABOUT THE LESSON:

Students explore 3 critical thinking strategies:

  • USE CRITERIA to analyze and evaluate whether I am lying.

  • Become more FULL MINDED and try to figure out what other information you need to figure out if I’m lying.

  • Try to be more OPEN MINDED and wonder how the other point of view might be correct.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LESSON:

  • Distance Learning friendly: Edit the Microsoft Powerpoint™ and Google Slides™ files 

  • Answer key NOT provided. This is an open-ended real world problem. Sample answers are not provided so that students are not guided towards the "right" answer. 

  • EMAIL ME at Mike@educircles.org if you want a hint so you can provide some more clues to your students.


This lesson includes a few slides and concepts from the 6Cs CRITICAL THINKING chapter of the GROWTH MINDSET 21st Century Learning bundle.


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ABOUT THE Educircles "DID I CHEAT" challenge

Did I Cheat is a series of high-interest, real-world critical thinking activities designed for grades 6 and up.

The free slideshow lessons can be taught at any time. The lesson focuses on slightly different critical thinking examples.

There are currently 2 rounds of the "Did I Cheat?" challenge.

Did I Cheat ROUND 1 ran from APR - JUN 2021

  • The critical thinking lesson focuses on “cheating
  • How can we create a way to 1) cheat and get away with it or to 2) be more honest and transparent.

Did I Cheat ROUND 2 Psst I’m Lying runs from NOW - September 30, 2021

  • The critical thinking lesson looks at the criteria for “lying” (instead of cheating)
  • What additional info do we need to know to figure out if someone is lying?

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..... Mon Oct 25, 2021 update: For those of you doing report cards, parent-teacher interviews, and other fun stuff, good luck!

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Change Log

Version 2.2 STUDENT INTRO VIDEO update (Sep 19, 2021)

Content changes:

  • Slide 1 now has a video explaing to students what to do

Other changes:

  • Simplified READ ME PDF
  • Embedded fonts into the powerpoint so now no one has to worry about installing fonts.

Version 2.1: BIG HINT update (Aug 5, 2021)

Content changes:

  • Slide 11 now has talks about where to get a BIG HINT

Other changes:

  • READ ME FIRST PDF (FILE 1a) updated to include information about worksheet package and BIG HINT
  • (FILE 1b) updated information about the Did I Cheat Psst I’m lying resource

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the TpT Questions & Answers. You can also email me at Mike@educircles.org

Total Pages
10 slides + 1 cover slide
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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