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Lesson 5: Perspective and Bias in Research

The purpose of this lesson is to have students gain a deeper understanding of how their identities can have an impact on how they conduct their research and how they can view an issue, as well as how their own bias can influence what information they believe.

Skills
Researching
Understanding Bias
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Identity
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.D

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.6

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D4.6.9-12.

Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.

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