Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
We are surrounded by a continuous stream of information. TV, radio, phones, magazines, books, podcasts, social media, videos, and conversations with friends and strangers supply us with more information than we could ever use. The problem is that some of this information is reliable, and some is not. Some is helpful, and some is not. Some is biased, and some is biased differently, but probably still biased. So how do we filter through all this information to find what we need to know?
Students in this class will learn how to search for relevant information, evaluate the source of the information and the information itself for validity and bias, and then communicate the information in a variety of ways.
The rubric shows what the expectations are for 8th graders in this class. The first three rows (O-1, O-2, and O-3) are what is expected during the first semester, and student grades will reflect this. During second semester, students will be held accountable for all six items on the rubric.
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