The World is hotter - Is that a fact? - Lesson Plan

Overview | Procedures | Extensions

• Subject(s): Cross-Cultural Understanding
• Grade Level(s): 6 - 8
• Related Publication: Looking at Ourselves and Others
• Duration: 30 minutes
Students will practice distinguishing between facts and opinions, in order to better understand their own observations.

A new analysis of the temperature record leaves little room for the doubters. The world is warming

Measuring how hot the world is gnetting Image source Background Information
Understanding the difference between fact and opinion is critical to our ability to examine our reactions to events and people. Stereotypes and prejudices are often based on opinions that are perceived as facts.
Skills practiced during this Peace Corps World Wise Schools activity can be reinforced using content from textbooks, magazines, and newspapers, as well as from correspondence with your Peace Corps Volunteer if your class is participating in the World Wise Schools match program.
Objectives • Students will articulate the difference between fact and opinion.

• Students will identify ways to clarify or qualify statements of opinion.

Procedures Debriefing Extensions

2004 - 2010 The Learning Foundation - LFS Programs in Asia