Class Activity: Analyzing Bias Icebreaker

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Give students a newspaper or magazine article on a social issue. Distribute it prior to class for them to read outside of class and review critically. In class, ask them if they saw a bias. Did the author approach the subject with an open mind? Are there assumptions or conclusions that do not seem accurate? Then present an opinion piece to show students the difference. Discuss the differences. Use this as a lead-in to defining critical thinking.

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