This product contains a variety of exercises to introduce the concept of bias to students.
Starting with the definition of the terms bias, perspective, fact, and opinion, students then participate in a class exercise brainstorming facts and opinions before moving onto a Fact vs. Opinion Cut & Paste Activity.
They then become bias detectives deciding if statements are biased or not on the Bias Detective Worksheet.
Activity #1 has students exploring newspaper articles to explore bias, and filling out an Article Analysis Worksheet with their findings.
Activity #2 is a group activity where students or small groups are given a character card with a particular perspective on the construction of a new skateboard park in their neighbourhood. Students will brainstorm what that character’s bias might be and present that perspective to City Council (the class), including the character’s bias in their argument. They then answer the question "Why might a person’s personal bias be a bad thing when making big decisions that affect a community?" on the Activity #2 Question Response.
-Bias: Student Handout
-Class Exercise: Fact vs. Opinion
-Fact vs. Opinion Cut & Paste Activity
-Fact vs. Opinion Cut & Paste Activity- Answer Key
-Bias Detective Worksheet
-Bias Detective Worksheet- Answer Key
-Activity #1 Bias In Newspaper Articles
-Article Analysis Worksheet (part of Activity #1)
-Activity #2 City Council
-Character Cards + Activity #2 Instructions
-Activity #2 Question Response
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