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Avoiding Confirmation Bias
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We may be leaving out information or disregarding it because it doesn't conform with our own beliefs.  Students will learn about confirmation bias, different perspectives and how to avoid confirmation bias.  This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?". 

Subject:
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dana John
John Sadzewicz
Beth Clothier
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/14/2020
Best Practices for Using Technology with Multilingual Families Toolkit
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This toolkit is designed to help Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) create and maintain effective strategies with multilingual families. We explore and model best practices for the use of technology in teaching, as well as for assessing and communicating with diverse adults. The following guide is applicable for face-to-face, blended, and online instruction, and can also serve as a toolkit.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Best Practices for Using Technology with Multilingual Families Toolkit (Spanish)
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Este conjunto de herramientas está diseñado para ayudar a las Agencias Educativas
Locales (LEA, por sus siglas en inglés) a crear y mantener estrategias efectivas con las
familias multilingües. Exploramos y modelamos las mejores prácticas para el uso de la
tecnología en la enseñanza, así como para evaluar y comunicarnos con adultos diversos.
La siguiente guía es aplicable para la instrucción presencial, combinada y en línea, y
también puede servir como un conjunto de herramientas para tal efecto.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/12/2021
The Constitution and Government of Washington State
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An integrated language arts and social studies unit designed to develop student’s literacy skills while giving them an understanding of the general purpose of government, the structure and processes of Washington’s state government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The unit culminates with an optional mock legislature simulation that has students write and argue for a bill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ryan Theodoriches
Date Added:
12/05/2017
Conversations with History: Legislating for the People, with Ronald V. Dellums
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in conversation with the honorable Ronald V. Dellums, former congressman from California's Ninth Congressional District. Congressman Dellums not only brought to Washington the spirit and ideas of the sixties, but also earned the admiration and respect of his Washington colleagues. (59 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
09/12/2004
Decisions That Define Us
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Students learn about the controversial history of a mural in Anacortes, WA, and consider what it would take to create a more inclusive and accurate mural in Anacortes today. Then students learn about the tribes, immigrants, and settlers in the region where they live and how their stories are represented in local murals in public spaces. Students draw on what they have learned to respond to the unit driving question: What decisions and whose stories define Washington state? Then, drawing on local resources such as tribal members, historical societies, and museums, students work in teams to propose a new mural that tells an inclusive story of the people and place where they live.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Educurious .
Educurious .
Date Added:
12/14/2021
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Speaking and Listening
World History
General Law
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Digital Survival Skills Module 1: My Media Environment
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The information revolution of the 21st century is as significant and transformative as the industrial revolution of the 19th century. In this unit, students – and by proxy their families – will learn about the challenges of our current information landscape and how to navigate them. This unit is split into four modules. These modules can be done sequentially or stand on their own, depending on students’ needs and teachers’ timeframes. In this module (1 of 4), students analyze their own use of online social media platforms and learn how filter bubbles and confirmation bias shape the content of their media environment. 

Subject:
Information Science
Journalism
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Liz Crouse
Shawn Lee
Date Added:
03/08/2020
Does Science Fiction Predict the Future? Inquiry Bases Media Literacy Unit
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Students will learn the potential costs and benefits of social media, digital consumption, and our relationship with technology as a society in the three-week lesson. This inquiry based unit of study will answer the following questions:

Essential Question: How can we use science fiction’s ability to predict the future to help humanity?

Supportive Questions 1: What predictions of future development has science fiction accurately made in the past? This can include technology, privacy, medicine, social justice, political, environmental, education, and economic.

Supportive Question 2: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are positive for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to make these predictions reality?

Supportive Question 3: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are negative for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to stop these negative outcomes?

Subject:
Information Science
Electronic Technology
Educational Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Morgen Larsen
Date Added:
07/13/2020
The Educator's Guide to Student Data Privacy
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This guide is meant to help teachers utilize technology in the classroom while protecting their students’ privacy.

Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever. When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by educators and often the companies that provide apps and online services. Educators use some of this data to inform their instructional practice and get to know their students better. It is just as essential for educators to protect their students as it is to help them learn.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Connect Safely
Future of Privacy Forum
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 10 Inquiry: Columbus: An American Hero?
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This inquiry by Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. The inquiry leads students through an investigation of the decision by the federal government of the United States to honor Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday as well as efforts to challenge the view that Columbus should be revered as a national hero.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Ryan Theodoriches
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 3 Inquiry: Environment & Native Americans
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This inquiry by Kristina Labadie, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. Third-grade students view the lifestyle and cultural development of Early Native Americans through the same lens of how lifestyles today have developed.

Subject:
History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Kristina Labadie
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 5 Inquiry: Plight of the Honey Bees
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This inquiry by Karen Morley-Smith, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. Through shared reading, videos, articles, class discussions, reflections, and the study of natural rights and common good, students develop a rich understanding of the honey bee's role in the survival of life.

Subject:
Environmental Science
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Karen Morley-Smith
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 5 Inquiry: Representation in Congress
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This inquiry by Melissa M. Kunert, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. This inquiry provides an opportunity for students to analyze the constitution as it pertains to life today. Becoming a responsible citizen in society is an important role that also requires education about how our constitution was first written and that changes can always be made in our world

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Melissa Kunert
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 5 Inquiry: The Boston Massacre. What Really Happened?
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This inquiry by Amy Johnson, Longview Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. The students will highlight the two primary sources then reflect. They will then do the Open Mind activity illustrating both points of view they learned from the primary sources, develop a three-event timeline and create a newspaper front page describing “What really happened March 5, 1770.”

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/29/2020
Grade 6-8 Inquiry: Differentiate between Fact and Assumption
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This inquiry by Cynthia Yurosko, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. The inquiry provides students with the opportunity to analyze, through the evaluation of words, how conflicts between the U.S. government and Native American tribes arose. Students will be asked to investigate federal reports, speeches, and news reports to discern U.S. leaders’ perspectives and compare these biases to the words of Native American leaders Chief Red Eagle and Chief Tecumseh.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Cynthia Yurosko
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/28/2020
Grade 8 Inquiry - Citizenship
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This inquiry by Joshua Parker, North Thurston Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework's inquiry arc. The inquiry takes students through a consideration of what the duties of citizenship are. Students consider current controversies about behavior during the national anthem, historical reasons behind revolutionary and loyalist perspectives during the revolutionary era, and by applying learning to answer how loyalty and opposition play a part in actions of engaged citizens.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Joshua Parker
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
12/28/2020