This series of PowerPoint slides has been designed to engage students by presenting them with 12 statements (6 true, 6 false) and asking them to determine fact from fiction. Each statement, whether fact or fiction, is backed up with a brief explanation and images for students to consider. This could be used as a warm-up activity, a lesson preview activity, a quiz, or even as a formal assessment. Enjoy!
Here are some ideas for teachers to access higher Depth of Knowledge (DOK) with this activity in their classes:
* Have students make predictions in their notes
* Challenge students to make predictions, then quiz them again after the lesson or unit so they can see their improvement
* Have all students stand up and predict each answer(with whiteboards, or “signing” the answer, or by raising left hand for true, right hand for false, etc.). Students who get it correct get to remain standing, incorrect answers sit down. Last student standing wins!
* Ask students to come up with their own set of fact or fiction at the end of the unit to quiz each other.