Through roleplays and small group work, students consider erroneous claims about immigration and learn facts to counter them.
While the internet can be an excellent source of news, it is also an excellent source of lies. Here are six tips to help students tell the difference.
Are the candidates telling the truth? Students learn tips for fact-checking and research campaign issues they're most interested in.
Can we trust what the presidential candidates are telling us? How can we know what is true and not true? This brief classroom lesson explores fact-checking and the 2016 presidential campaign.
Excerpts from the Senate Intelligence Committee report on faulty intelligence on Iraq begin this set of readings and assignments. Help your high school students hone their own critical thinking skills as they explore what went wrong in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
Three student readings and discussion questions focus on the need to critically interpret and verify what we see, hear, and read to avoid being swamped by information overload.
How do you pick a candidate? Statements from four candidates on major issues are followed by discussion questions, an exercise on recognizing factual statements and opinions, and suggestions for student inquiry.
Florida's new education law declares, "American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed." Student readings, a quiz and suggested activities help students consider this law and a case study: two differing historical accounts of the U.S.-Mexico War.
An introduction to some the skills students need to use the internet critically.