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    • OK --Let me say at the beginning I teach history, and TBH I am not surprised -- one of the very early assignments I have my students do is to "research" some thing they think they know, and then to find out there is another "possibility" out there...

      I am trying to teach them the importance of research, sources, and yes common sense.

      Just cause it comes up early in a search doesn't make it so.

      I am going to share this article with my colleagues! Thanks for this

    • Great article and one I'll have the kids do in class. I only wish there was another link or extension to explain how to thoroughly vet a website or source. I need to help the kids learn how to evaluate sources. I need to improve my own skills as well. Do you know of any good sources for this?

    • Intersting assignment. Can you give a couple of quick examples. I'd like to try some version of this with my students. Grade 9 is the highest grade but some younger students should be able to do a version as well.

    • Most popular one is "Where did Rosa Parks sit on the bus when she got arrested?" Most (usually over 90%) say the front of the bus -- when they discover she was sitting at the back of the bus, and that the white person was already sitting down, they see the need to research more.

      The Southern Law Poverty Center has an amazing video on Rosa Parks called "Mighty Times" which I usually show after the assignment.

      This is for a freshman seminar so I think you could use this for Grade 9?

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