Level 2: Emerging

Overview

Now that you have learned to assess the reliability of a Source in Level 1, you will now learn how to analyze the actual arguments within a given source. Evaluating arguments is a crucial skill for both the C1. Written Exam and C2. Individual Report.

Assignment 1

What makes an argument strong? What makes an argument weak? Can you tell the difference?

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Assignment 2

Can you explain why a given article is a better source than another?

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Assignment 3

A picture may be worth 1000 words, but is it reliable evidence?

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Assignment 4

Is Wikipedia always an unreliable source?

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Assignment 5

Some people love arguing on facebook - but do they do it well?

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Assignment 6

Is all news on facebook unreliable, or are some posts more reliable than others?

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Assignment 7

YouTube is a great educational resource - but should you trust everything you watch on YouTube? Remember to consider the source!

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Civic Online Reasoning & IGCSE Global Perspectives Skills

The above resources are based on the Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Reasoning project. If you are a teacher, you can click here to download the original lessons plus the rubrics for each activity; a SHEG account is free to sign-up, and all the lessons are free as well.