|Subjects: Arts & Humanities, Civics, Holidays, Language Arts, Social Studies, U.S. History|
|Grades: 3-5, 6-8|
A brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr. reinforces students' understanding of the difference between fact and opinion.
civil rights, critical thinking, fact, Martin Luther King, opinion
Do your students understand the difference between fact and opinion? Explain to students that a fact is real or true and its truth can be verified. An opinion is a belief or judgment that cannot be verified; it may or may not be true.
If the concepts of fact and opinion are new for your students, complete the first four steps of the activity below together. If students have been exposed to the concept previously, organize them into small groups and have them complete those steps independently.
Students correctly identify eight of the ten statements as fact or opinion. The correct answers are: 1. F, 2. O, 3. O, 4. F, 5. F, 6. O, 7. O, 8. F, 9. O, 10. O.
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