Skill 1.4 Believe It or Not: Classifying Statements

This activity, from the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, helps students to examine the claims to truthfulness of statements of different kinds.

The aim is to become more critical of the use of language and to develop a constructive scepticism when assessing primary and secondary information.

Students are given practice at:

* distinguishing between rhetorical statements, subjective statements, statements based on definitions and statements based on observations.

* distinguishing between primary and secondary information.

* assessing the reliability of secondary information from different sources.

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