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Chapter 8 Fact and Opinion
Transcript of Chapter 8 Fact and Opinion
Once you read the statement call out fact or opinion. Let us begin...
Sunday is the best day of the week
George Washington was born in February
Memorial Day is the most important holiday of the year
April is a month with 30 days
There are 12 months in the year
This has been a terrible week
spring is the most beautiful season of the year
The first day of the school year is scary
Everyone should make Valentine's cards
Your birthday comes only one day a year
-Sunday is the
day of the week
-George Washington was born in February-
we can look this up
-memorial day is the
important holiday of the year
- April is a month with 30 days-
it can be proven
-There are 12 months in the year-
it can be proven
-This is a
- Spring is the
beautiful season of all
-The first day of the school year is
make Valentine's day cards
-Your birthday comes only one day a year-
it can be proven
NOT ONLY AM I THE GREATEST TEACHER!!! BUT YOU ARE THE GREATEST STUDENTS
Here are some statements
Here are some examples
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While the definition my seem simple enough, let us look deeper.
Before the scientific and industrial age many things that once were thought of as facts proved not only to be an opinion but down right false.
Can you think of some examples in history?
The earth is the center of the universe
The earth is flat
It thunders when god is mad
Man can't fly
Some of the facts that we believe today were only considered science fiction years ago.
What would these same people think today when they learned that man not only walked on the moon but that it was watched worldwide on television?
An example would be the concept of a man walking
on the moon. That would have been laughable at that
time and if anyone seriously considered that reasonable,
they would have been deemed mentally unstable.
"first man on the moon." about.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jul 2013. <http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/p/firstmanmoon.htm>.
FACT or opinion
We have proven that some statements from the past
which were thought of as facts have proven to be false. Can you think of something that we consider facts today that in the future will be considered false?
Here are two examples :
1: We believe it to be a fact that a car has to be driven by a person in order to perform its function. Today we hear that a car in the future we will not need a driver? Fact or opinion ? Where would you put it?
2:Global warming- Facts on both sides. Which is true? Which is false? What compass do we use?
Can you imagine what students 100 years from now will see , that we never imagined today?
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By: Instructor Jenkins
A fact is a statement whose truth or falsity an be proved in some objective way.
Statements of fact can be verified or disproved by records, tests, historical
or scientific documents or personal experience.
Lets look at some statements:
George Washington was our first President.
This can be proved by using historical records.
I have seven french fries left on my plate.
This can be proved by using counting.
It's sunny outside.
This can be proven by observation
He's six feet tall.
his can be proven by measurement
Work Cited Page
"super teacher worksheets." super teacher worksheets. N.p., n.d. web. 24 Jul 2013.<http:www.superteacherworksheets.com/factopinion.html>.
, ed. "self-driving cars for testing are supported by U.S.." New York Times. N.p., 31 May 2013. Web. 24 Jul 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/technology/self-driving-cars-for-testing-are-supported-by-us.html?pagewanted=all>.
MAther, Peter, Fact and opinion. The art of critical reading 300-317.Print
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What is an Opinion?
An opinion expresses a personal preference or value judgement. Statements of opinion cannot be proven to be true or false.
Examples of opinion
Statements of Opinion:
George Washington was a
These french fries are
It is a
, sunny day.
While we can definitely categorically put some statements in columns of opinion or fact, we can not do that with other phenomenon. Life is not black and white. There are many grays. In life man searches for certitude but it often proves to be elusive.
Chapter 10 Fact and Opinion
What is a Fact?
These are all opinion because not everyone feels the same way.