How to be a critical thinker

An MP has been fired from the Government for allegedly leaking top secret information. He swears on his children’s lives that he didn’t do it; the Government thinks he did. Who is telling the truth? When we read the news, it is often hard to tell. This animated video teaches one of the most important skills: how to think critically.

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Activities

  1. As a class, make a list of trustworthy news websites and newspapers — and a list of news sources that you don’t trust.
  2. Choose one article that has been published by The Day this week. Highlight facts in one colour, and opinions or assertions in another colour.