Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 5
Theme: An informed and timely vote

State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:

Communications
Reading Comprehension

1.3 Students read for meaning, demonstrating both initial understanding and personal response to what is read. This is evident when students:
1.3.g. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts produced for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including their cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts.

Information Literacy
1.18 Students use computers, telecommunications, and other tools of technology to research, to gather information and ideas, and to represent information and ideas accurately and appropriately.

Research
1.17 Students use organizational systems to obtain information from various sources (including libraries and the Internet). This is evident when students:
1.19.b. Develop an effective search strategy to satisfy their informational needs;
1.19.c. Conduct effective searches for information and ideas;
1.19.d. Evaluate information for timeliness, relevance, bias, accuracy, quality, and accessibility

Selection
1.11 Students select appropriate technologies and applications to solve problems and to communicate with an audience.

Reasoning and Problem Solving
Problem Solving Process

2.2 Students use reasoning strategies, knowledge, and common sense to solve complex problems related to all fields of knowledge. This is evident when students:
2.2.aaa. Critically evaluate the validity and significance of sources and interpretations.

Personal Development
Informed Decisions

3.7 Students make informed decisions. This is evident when students:
3.7.d. Recognize others' points of view, and assess their decisions from others' perspectives;
3.7.e. Analyze and consider alternative decisions; and
3.7.f. Differentiate between decisions based on fact and those based on opinion.

Teamwork
3.10 Students perform effectively on teams that set and achieve goals, conduct investigations, solve problems, and create solutions (e.g., by using consensus-building and cooperation to work toward group decisions).Civic and Social Responsibility

Service
4.1 Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

Arts, Language, and Literature
Responding To Media

5.14 Students interpret and evaluate a variety of types of media, including audio, graphic images, film, television, video, and on-line resources. This is evident when students:
5.14.e. Support judgments about what is seen and heard through additional research and the checking of multiple sources; and
5.14.f. Explain the effects of point of view/bias in the media.

History and Social Sciences
Uses of Evidence and Data

6.2 Students understand the varied uses of evidence and data, and use both to make interpretations concerning public issues. This is evident when students:
6.2.c. Distinguish among fact, bias, stereotyping, generalizing, and categorizing in gathering and presenting evidence and data;
6.2.d. Find evidence to support claims; and
6.2.e. Judge credibility of sources.

Analyzing Knowledge
6.3 Students analyze knowledge as a collection of selected facts and
interpretations based on a particular historical or social setting. This is evident when students:
6.3.e. Identify and distinguish among the uses and forms (official and unofficial) of propaganda.