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Understanding Bias and Why It Matters - English Gr. 9: Home

Assignment Overview

Grade 9 Goals across Disciplines

  • Students will define and identify examples of implicit bias (sometimes referred to as unconscious bias) explicit bias, and confirmation bias.
  • Students will understand where bias comes from and how bias can lead to prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping.
  • Students will understand and be able to identify examples of binary thinking (good/bad binary).
  • Students will learn and practice strategies for checking their own bias.
  • Students will learn and practice strategies for active listening, patient listening, and moderating their voices in class and small group discussions. (Kay)
  • Questions to explore with students: Where can bias appear in this field? What are the consequences of bias in this field? Who wrote this book, article, textbook, study? Who funded the work? What’s their bias? What has been included? What has been left out?




  • Bias: A judgment based on a personal point of view.
  • Claim: A statement put forth as true; in an argument, a statement of position on an issue.
  • Exaggeration: An overstatement or stretching of the truth.
  • Reason: A general statement that offers support for a claim.
  • Evidence: Facts, statistics, examples, and other information used to support reasons

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