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STS chat Oct 19th Following breadcrumbs: teaching students to find primary sources from news articles

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

A lesson plan used for biology and earth science classes that has students using clues in news articles shared on social media to original research. This is typically used with seniors, though juniors could probably do it as well (Can do primary/secondary sources with juniors and assign a review of source types as pre-work). It touches a bit on authority is constructed and contextual as we discuss the value of different types of sources, and gets students used to the close reading they would need to do to find information in the articles or posts to trace back to the primary source article of interest.  

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