Ted-Talk Style Persuasive Speech Assignment
Start with a question or a topic.
Ex: What impact has Covid had on the mental health of college students?
Brainstorm a list of keywords and phrases relevant to your topic. Be sure to think up some synonyms!
Use quotation marks for exact phrases:
Now think of additional keywords that could be useful:
Google Advanced Search
Here's how to build a strong Advanced Search:
Be willing to do several searches! Every time you'll find new results that could be helpful.
FUN FACT: What percentage of searchers go beyond the first page of Google results?
Fact Checking Your Sources
This is a critical step to find out the following:
What to do to check the reputation of the people and organizations you're finding:
Now, let's get some fact-checking practice!
We'll break into pairs / groups of 3 to look at assigned sources, and fact check them. Remember, this means scanning the article, but also opening up Google tabs, and learning about the organization's / author's reputation OUTSIDE the page you have been reading.
Use your scorecard (handout) to evaluate your source. Get ready, as groups will report back on your findings to the larger group.
Find Some Sources on Your Own!
Each group should:
THINK. CHECK. DOCUMENT. SHARE.
Media Bias Chart
This Media Bias Chart is published by AllSides, an organization that promotes media literacy.