Lesson Plan

Consider the Source

Who is more trustworthy when it comes to marijuana: a high school student, or The National Institute on Drug Abuse? Sources matter when reading informational text. Help teenagers discern which facts are true with an activity that focuses on recreational marijuana use.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair with a unit on evaluating sources and claims
  • Have class members look up their own facts and statistics, pair them with made-up facts, and see which one their peers believe
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in a four-part unit
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  • Connects important critical thinking skills with health curriculum
  • Includes a worksheet, answer key, standards alignment page, and classroom poster
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