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.