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Autism on the Rise?


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October 08, 2009


This video questions whether there are more cases of autism in America or if the skyrocketing numbers are due to savvy parents and doctors. Students will locate credible and original sources, determining if the sources are primary or secondary, ascertaining the qualifications and reputation of the author/speaker, and identifying the setting/circumstance of the source. In the quest for sources, students will learn how to use primary and secondary and appreciate the individuals behind these sources. In this lesson, the support materials provided in the Newsy clip will be investigated by the students.