Lesson Plan

Rewilding: How do we identify bias?

Using written, verbal, and nonverbal cues to identify bias and help distinguish between fact and opinion.
Danielle I.
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will be able to recognize author/speaker bias and begin to distinguish fact from opinion.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6
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1 Hook

Google Drive
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Open document for class brainstorm.

Student Instructions

Define the word BIAS

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Creating

Discuss and define bias and why it is important to identify the difference between fact and a bias.

Student Instructions

How do people reveal a bias?
Create a list of things we can use as readers and writers to help us understand/recognize a person's bias.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing

Circulate among small groups; listening to, working with students providing examples. asking questions to further discussion.

Student Instructions

Discuss and brainstorm the list.

4 independent practice

Play video

Student Instructions

As you watch the TED talk pay careful attention to the speaker's words, facial expressions, gestures and body language. Jot notes about what you notice.

5 Wrap up

Activity: Reading

Share list
Create a working class list to refer to.

Student Instructions

Apply this list to print- read article