Confronting Confirmation Bias

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Title:

Confronting Confirmation Bias

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https://newseumed.org/tools/lesson-plan/confronting-confirmation-bias

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Students will define confirmation bias, motivated reasoning, and examine accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance in sources.  Through articles and an opportunity to research one side of a debate, students will consider how confirmation bias and motivated reasoning shape the way we respond to evidence presented in news and opinion pieces.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Tags: accuracy, confirmation bias, credibility, motivated reasoning, perspective, relevance, thinking process
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Author: Aimee Bates