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Friesem, Elizaveta – Social Education, 2018
The term "biases" often comes up in classroom discussions about fake news. Teachers warn students that some sources of information are less trustworthy than others because their creators are biased, prejudiced, subjective, guided by unreasoned opinions. The country's political polarization is on the rise, and the term "biases"…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, News Reporting, Deception, Democracy
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Ruffing, Cathy; Arbetman, Lee – Social Education, 2018
Students feel strongly about the controversial topics elevated by recent and historic Supreme Court cases. Supreme Court cases provide materials for teaching about contested public issues in relevant and meaningful ways that help students develop critical decision-making skills, gain civic content knowledge, improve communication skills, and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Laws