Historical Bias Teacher Resources
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Sampling Methods and Bias with Surveys: Crash Course Statistics #10
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Documents about the Boston Massacre and the Biases of Their Creators
9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast writings about pre-American Revolution events. In this political agenda instructional activity, students conduct research to determine how bias and perspective have made their way into historical documents....
Reading Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Maps
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
It’s no small challenge to try to locate modern sites on historic maps. But it is possible to determine how the purpose of a map influences its appearance. Introduce your class to map reading and analysis skills with an exercise that...
When Predictions Fail: Crash Course Statistics #43
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe 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...
How Can Librarians Work To Eliminate Cultural Bias In The Organization Of Information?
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...
Neighborhood or Slum? Snapshots of Five Points: 1827-1867
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...
Comparing Visual Interpretations and Actual Events: War & Battle
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...
From the Dreyfus Affair to the World Today
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...