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Offering a Fair-minded Account

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 10, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



In these activities students learn to identify bias, to recognize alternative perspectives and to rewrite an account in a more balanced or fair-minded manner. Students discuss bias and techniques for recognizing bias. They analyze a historical account and related visual for bias and then they write a more fair-minded account.

The example used is a short historical account of the Battle of Bunker Hill and a visual of John Trumbull's painting of the battle. Both appear in a textbook on the American Revolution. You may want to select a different event and use related print and visual support materials.



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