How recent is the information?
How recently has the website been
Is it current enough for your topic?
What kind of information is included in
Is the content of the resource primarily
opinion, is it balanced?
Does the creator provide references or
sources for data or quotations?
Who is the creator or author?
What are the credentials?
Who is the publisher or sponsor?
What is the publisher’s interest in this
point of view
Is this fact or opinion?
Is the creator/author trying to sell you
Is it biased?
SYNERGY ACROSS STANDARDS
M1. Make sense of
problems and persevere
in solving them.
M6.Attend to precision
M7. Look for and make use
M8. Look for and express
regularity in repeated
M2. Reason abstractly
S1.Ask questions &
S3. Plan & carry out
S4.Analyze & interpret
explanations & design
E1. Demonstrate independence
in reading complex texts, & writing
& speaking about them
E7. Come to understand other
perspectives & cultures through
reading, listening, & collaborations
E2. Build a strong base of
knowledge through content rich texts
E5. Read, write, and speak
grounded in evidence
M3 & E4. Construct viable
arguments & critique
reasoning of others
S7. Engage in argument
S2. Develop &
M4. Model with
S5. Use mathematics
response to task
“Should textbooks drive
curriculum in the social
studies classroom ?”
AASL’s standards for 21st century learners:
“The deﬁnition of information literacy has become more complex as
resources and technologies have changed. Information literacy has
progressed from the simple deﬁnition of using reference resources to
ﬁnd information. Multiple literacies, including digital, visual, textual,
and technological, have now joined information literacy as crucial
skills for this century.The continuing expansion of
information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills
that will enable them to learn on their own. The amount of
information available to our learners necessitates that each
individual acquire the skills to select, evaluate, and use
information appropriately and eﬀectively.”
~AASL’s Standards for 21st Century Learners
Did our protocol help you develop
the habits of mind addressed in this
• randomly-selected, grouped as “for vs. against”
• 60-90 min.
• 10 min. silently process content of resource (read, highlight, note, etc. -
• 20 min. each team structures their argument and strategy/approach to “mini
• 5 min. for each group to present their side
• 5-20 min. for back and forth argument
• Jaime leads debrief of process (to be ﬁnished on site in a Google Form using
a closure protocol)
• Sean introduces asynchronous follow-up argumentation via Digital Express.
protocols will be pre-constructed in a thread on DE.