Historical Bias Teacher Resources

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Sampling Methods and Bias with Surveys: Crash Course Statistics #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How many of you found the video to be useful? Young statisticians learn about surveys in the 10th installment of the Crash Course Statistics playlist. An informative video describes different sampling methods and possible sources of bias.
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The 6 C's of Primary Source Analysis

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Arm your class members with the six C's of primary source analysis—content, citation, context, connections, communication, and conclusions—and help them to establish a solid system for analyzing historical sources of information. 
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When Predictions Fail: Crash Course Statistics #43

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The world relies on statistics for important predictions like earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and winners of presidential elections. Examine some popular failed predictions and identify their flaws while watching the 43rd installment of...
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Documents about the Boston Massacre and the Biases of Their Creators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast writings about pre-American Revolution events. In this political agenda lesson, students conduct research to determine how bias and perspective have made their way into historical documents. High...
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Comparing Visual Interpretations and Actual Events: War & Battle

For Teachers 7th
A Venn Diagram is used to compare artistic and historical representations of a single event. Young analysts view the provided images, read textbook descriptions, and discuss the validity of each representation in terms of bias and...
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HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ANALYSIS

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries, to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the...
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Bias vs. Perspective: An Inevitable Aspect of Journalism?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the types of media that U.S. teens prefer the ways in which viewers identify and account for journalistic bias. They explore the ways in which media shapes one's opinion or affects their judgment.
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How Can Librarians Work To Eliminate Cultural Bias In The Organization Of Information?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore the complexities of organizing information and to support librarians in developing strategies for reducing cultural bias. Students extend strategies to help raise solutions. Students list a variety of definitions on bias...
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Fine Tuning a Nation: Using Cartoons

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine political cartoons to gain an understanding of the political issues that George Washington faced. In this historical perspectives lesson, students analyze political cartoons about the National Bank, the title presidents,...
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Pros and Cons of Public Opinion Polls

For Students 9th - 12th
How accurately do public opinion polls reflect the views of their participants? We often take for granted the results of such polls, but this resource will encourage your class to look at results with greater discretion. Instruction...
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Neighborhood or Slum? Snapshots of Five Points: 1827-1867

For Teachers 9th - 11th
How has your local neighborhood changed throughout recent history? Young researchers evaluate census data, images, and primary source descriptions describing the living situation in the antebellum Five Points neighborhood. They consider...
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Presidential Electability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are specific constitutional requirements that candidates must meet to become president of the United States. In addition, there are societal opinions that affect a candidate's electability. Class members examine historical...
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John Brown: Hero or Villain?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a lesson that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source documents,...
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Boston Massacre

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore U.S. history by reading an assigned historical text in class. Novice researchers utilize the Internet to find facts of the massacre and view images regarding the fighting and violence. They write a paragraph defending their own...
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Analyzing Visual of Samson and the Lion

For Students 6th - 10th
What strategies do historians use for interpreting visuals? This simple worksheet lists four questions that learners can use to approach and analyze historical photographs, fine pieces of art, etc., as well as an opportunity to apply the...
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The Primary Source

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research lesson, students use the internet to find sources of information . Students describe what information they gained from the document or program.
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Japan's Textbook Case

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss "Japan's Refusal to Revise Textbooks Angers Neighbors." They discuss how accurately textbooks account for historical events, then collaborate to write unbiased textbook entries for current events.
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Personalities, Perspectives and Agendas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers debate the causes of the American Revolution. In this American history lesson plan, students conduct research to determine how bias and perspective have made their way into historical documents. High schoolers compose...
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From the Dreyfus Affair to the World Today

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Historical events do not occur in a vacuum. Such is the case of the Dreyfus Affair, where the connection between Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Emile Zola, and Hannah Arendt is fused by the events of the early 20th century. The informative...
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Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 5th
Wow! Contained within this PowerPoint is not just one great activity or lesson, but five. Each lesson relates to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King and covers a different writing or research skill. Students will determine fact...
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Quality of Information: Point of View and Bias

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify stereotypes of Indian people based on perceived characteristics. They discuss the misconceptions. Students define quality of information and give an example from the story "Seaman's Journal: On The Trail With Lewis...
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Bias in Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students evaluate the credibility and reliability of various sources. Students survey the coverage of a particular event in different newspapers, select a current event and compare different perspectives. They write an article...
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Current Events Organizer

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
For your next current events assignment, make sure pupils go beyond summarizing and ask the right questions for a proper analysis. With this guide, learners consider the context for the current event, the author's potential bias, and how...
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SAT and ACT – How Equitable Are They?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Test the test takers' knowledge of statistics about data from the SAT and ACT tests. Future collegians explore the idea of gender and racial bias in high-stakes college admissions exams. They analyze historical data on average scores by...

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