Understanding Bias is one of the most important pieces of understanding history itself. We encounter bias every time we engage with historical content. In this exercise I created a Google Form to help gauge students’ understandings of bias in the way historical figures are presented in the media.
I imagine this form being used as sort of warm-up or pre-assessment tool that could be done asynchronously or in flipped instruction. My goal here is to get students thinking critically about how our views of important figures can be shaped by the people who create the content in which we encounter them. This would be for a high school history or media literacy class, probably for juniors or seniors. This form was designed to help me see how students are looking at not just the content of the images, but also the source of the images to gain a better understanding of what the image is trying to accomplish.
Click here for the direct Google Form link.