Multidisciplinary

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This short lesson introduces identifying search terms with a Koosh ball. The 10 minute activity can be used in one-shot instruction sessions or built in to credit bearing information literacy courses.

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A one-shot or seminar class on fake news tied to source evaluation. Examination of the factors at play in the creation of misinformation; insight into how to select sources; tools and strategies for evalutating content of stories, authors, and news outlets.

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The Value of Free and Deep Web Resources (aka Google vs. Databases)

Teaching Resource

Teaches students the rhetorical moves found in persuasive writing across all disciplines.

Teaching Resource

Written by Barbezat and Bush, this book discusses how contemplative pedagogy is more than a trendy new teaching technique.

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A practical guide to how to think through the process of researching a project.

Teaching Resource

Julie Dirksen's book focuses on a very practical approach to designing learning, drawing upon what we know about how our brain works, and then applying it.

Teaching Resource

This book, written by Wiggins and McTighe, explains the rationale of backward design and explores in greater depth the meaning of such key ideas as essential questions and transfer tasks.

Assignment

What is “fake news” anyway? Are we living in a post-truth world? These University of Michigan course materials will provide opportunities to discuss and analyze news production, consumption and evaluation. Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be an informed citizen; understand how their worldview affects their interpretation of the news; and create a personal strategy for fact-checking and evaluating the news.

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This concept map and activity explores how various sources of information are created, accessed, and shared. Students collaboratively define what makes a source traditional, emerging, public, or exclusive. Students are given a type of information source to map on the grid according to each axis, and provide a rationale for their placement.

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