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Polling Analysis Task Cards

Polling Analysis Task Cards
Polling Analysis Task Cards
Polling Analysis Task Cards
Polling Analysis Task Cards
Polling Analysis Task Cards
Polling Analysis Task Cards
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In a time when fake news flourishes, the importance of fact and source checking has reached an all-time high. It is vital that our students learn to differentiate between reliable, credible sources and unreliable, non-credible sources. An excellent mode to teach this critical literacy is public polling. Understanding the rigor that goes into creating a reliable, scientific poll based on random sampling and representative groups versus a non-scientific poll that results from lazy clicks on social media shines light on just how important it is to consider the validity of our sources. After completing this assignment, students will not only understand the methodology that goes into sampling, but they also will realize how misleading and dangerous it can be to trust non-scientific information.

This source is made up of seven task cards moving from skill and concept tasks to strategic and extended higher-order thinking skills: find, cite, identify, evaluate (2), analyze, and create. These tasks will challenge students to analyze the sampling methods for a scientific poll and a non-scientific poll and interpret their findings. The writing on the task cards are editable so you can customize them to your classes’ needs. The seventh task card is an optional task that can be used for enrichment. In addition to the task cards, this resource also includes a completed example of the assignment. It includes hyperlinks to two polls (one scientific and one non-scientific) and a suggested answer key for all questions relating to those two polls. This example and suggested answer key can be used as an introduction, review, example, or standalone assignment.

There are many ways to use these print and digital task cards in your classroom. The tasks can be divided for differentiated group work, organized as stations for center work, reviewed together for whole class work, or assigned as an independent learning project. Also, it is compatible with Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive and includes directions for each. A short video tutorial is also included to assist with saving your document to Google Classroom; written direction are included for saving your document to Microsoft OneDrive. My husband (an AP Government and Politics and AP US History teacher) and I created this resource for our students, so they are truly co-curricular. They work great for preparation for the AP Language and Composition or AP Government and Politics exams.

Print Task Cards PowerPoint color and grayscale with editable text option
Digital Task Cards Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive Compatible with editable text
Completed assignment example with two poll options and suggested answer key
Detailed directions and options for the activity
Video tutorial for saving your digital files to Google Drive

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25 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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