Web Activity: Opinion & Analysis

This Web Activity goes with the Opinion & Analysis lesson in our News Literacy unit. It is not designed to be used alone. The activity is designed to give students hands-on practice and a deeper understanding of the concepts in the lesson.

Each slide includes a link and a set of questions. Use the companion worksheet in the Opinion & Analysis lesson materials to give students a place to note their answers. (They can write them in the answer space on each slide, too, but there isn’t an easy way for you to download or compile those answers in My iCivics.)


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Let's Talk About Independence
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Because of concerns over COVID-19, many states may ask people to vote by mail this year. Are you ready to vote on Election Day 2020?