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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Life in the Information Age
Unit Number
SSCU1
Course
Contemporary Issues
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit is designed to allow students to analyze various local, national, and international issues and assess treatment by various media sources. Students will evaluate how the media can affect their understanding of the world.
Timeline
10 Day(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that the various forms of media in the world today play varied roles in passing information.
Understand that seeking multiple perspectives is required in order to effectively grasp the complexity of issues involving civic ideals and practices.
Understand how access to information has changed and influenced the way people interact.
Understand that a person’s perspective of the world is influenced by their background, environment, and experience.


Essential Questions
How does the media affect people’s understanding of the world?
How does one’s background and beliefs influence their opinion and perspective of the world?
How has access to information affected the way people interact?

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Standard
Standard Component
  
Explain how a question reflects an enduring issue in the field.
  
Explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.
  
Explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a supporting question.
  
Analyze complex and interacting factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
  
Identify evidence that draws information directly and substantively from multiple sources to detect inconsistencies in evidence in order to revise or strengthen claims.
  
Critique the use of claims and evidence in arguments for credibility.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of view represented in the sources, the types of sources available, and the potential uses of the sources.
ECO
  
Evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.