Weekly Self Study

Weekly registration option:

If you don't want to take the whole 5 week course which includes weekly live discussion sessions as well as assignment feedback you can take the course self study by week. You can register for any weekly session at your convenience and complete the session at your own pace. (3 week limit). Click the link below to see the course syllabus for each of the weekly lessons. Each weekly lessons is $25.00. 

For more information contact us at 773-429-9522 or

dreggodwin@practice-learning.com

Click here to register for a weekly session.

Course Syllabus:

Week 1.  How Do I Pract The Facts?

Objective

 In this session you will learn what it means to Pract The Facts. You will also review search techniques for the Internet.

Reading

Chapter 1. Read how to Pract The Facts.  Read how to search the internet.

Assignments

Pract The Facts:

Has Barack Obama Done Enough For African Americans During His Presidency?

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

Math Question

Call To Action

2 Discussion Questions

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor.

 

Week 2.  Primary and Secondary Resources

Objectives:

To learn to identify primary and secondary resources

Reading

Read chapter two.

Assignments

Pract the Facts:

Chicago Teachers Threaten A Strike in 2016

Read the quote and do in class research.

Assignments:

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor.

  

Week 3.  What Divides Us

Learning Objectives:

To review the organizations, views, and ideologies, that divide us in the U.S.

Reading:

Read Chapter 3

Assignments

Pract The Facts:

Hillary Clinton And The Basket Of Deplorables

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor.

 

Week 4.   Points of View

Learning Objectives:

Understanding how points of view can influence public opinions and the media.

Reading

Read Chapter 4

Assignments

Pract The Facts:

Sugary Drinks Are Not The Problem. People Need To Exercise More.

Read the quote and do in class research.

Assignments:

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor.

 

Week 5. Know the Other Side

Learning Objectives:

To underscore the importance of understanding all sides of an issue.

Reading:

Read Chapter 5

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

Why We Can’t Be Friends Any Longer After You Voted For Donald.

Read the quote and do in class research.

Assignments:

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

 

Week 6.   Omission

Learning Objectives:

To understand how the omission of information can affect the accuracy of

Information.

Reading:

Read chapter 6

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

Black People Don’t Protest About Black On Black Crime

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

  

Week 7.   What is Beautiful is Good

Learning Objectives:

How the attractiveness of the person delivering the information can affect how people view

The accuracy of the information. 

Reading:

Read chapter 7

Assignment

Pract The Facts:

Do  Men and Women Find Other Attractive Women More Credible When Presenting The News?

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

 

 Week 8.   What’s in a Brand?

Learning Objective:

How  a persons brand can affect what they say on an issue and how we should react.

Reading:

Read Chapter 8

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

John Stewart comments On Racism and Donald Trump

Read the quote and do in class research.

Assignments:

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

 

Week 9.   What’s in a Headline?

Learning Objective:

How Headlines can affect how a person reads and understands an article.

Reading:

Read Chapter 9

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

What’s in a Headline? (various headlines)

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

  

Week 10.   Fake News

Learning Objectives:

How to identify and fact check fake news stories.

Reading:

Read Chapter 10

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

“Nobody facts checks anything anymore”

Read the quote and do in class research.

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

  

Week 11. Fact Checking Resources

Learning Objectives:

Fact Checking Resources on The Web

Reading:

Read Chapter 11

Assignments:

Pract The Facts:

Donald Trump and Immigration

Read the quote and do in class research.

Assignments:

Short Essay

2 Discussion Questions

Math Question

Call To Action

One other assignment as assigned by the instructor

 

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