Slanted Facts and Slippery Numbers

The Internet is known as the information superhighway, but sometimes it's hard to know when to hit the brakes on unreliable sources. Using a well-rounded lesson plan, pupils read and summarize articles about the gender pay gap and complete worksheets to analyze the resources. Scholars also write their own argumentative essay and discuss the activity with classmates. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before assigning the essay for homework, have students work in small groups to brainstorm ideas about the topic
Classroom Considerations
  • Print articles and worksheets before the lesson 
  • Display the E.S.C.A.P.E. acronym poster 
Pros
  • Includes a handy, colorful poster
  • Encourages critical thinking
Cons
  • None