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Activity 1: Evaluating Statistics (15 minutes)
This activity is estimate to take 10-15 minutes.
Ask students to pick a table from USA Today Snapshots or NationMaster and answer these questions.
Authority: Who is the author? What are their qualifications?
Audience: Who is the intended audience?
Content: Are they accurate? Can they be verified?
Coverage: What is the population or sample size?
Currency: What is the date of the data? Purpose: Why was the information collected?