Where Do I Find Information?

Overview

TEKS

USG.14 Citizenship. The student understands the difference between personal and civic responsibilities. The student is expected to:

  1. understand the responsibilities, duties, and obligations of citizenship such as being well informed about civic affairs, serving in the military, voting, serving on a jury, observing the laws, paying taxes, and serving the public good.

USG.20 Social Studies Skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:

  1. analyze and evaluate the validity of information, arguments, and counterarguments from primary and secondary sources for bias, propaganda, point of view, and frame of reference.

ACGM Student Learning Outcomes

GOVT 2305/2306. Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the election process
  2. Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  3. Analyze issues and policies in U.S. politics.

THECB Texas Core Curriculum Objective

Critical Thinking – to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

  • Critical thinking can be demonstrated in assignments that require students to complete analyses of texts, data, or issues.
  • Assignments focused on the evaluation of information sources and student reflection may also be appropriate.

Overview

A critical skill to develop in becoming an informed voter is separating fact from fiction. This module helps students locate reliable sources of voting information and guides them in evaluating the credibility of information.

Grade Level

  • 11-12
  • Higher Ed

Essential Question

Where Do I Find Information?

Objectives

  1. Locate reliable sources of information about candidates and issues. (Level 2)
  2. Assess the accuracy of information (online and print) about upcoming elections. (Level 3)

Materials

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