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Short But Sweet
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper article, and one on another type of informational text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 109 Views 679 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Analyzing the News
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly analyze news sources, considering their source, content, and overall message.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this lesson to examine conflicting evidence and viewpoints in informational text, or to focus on evaluating a speaker's argument.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 276 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials
Imagine a lesson that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this packet teach skills all voters should develop.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bias in News Sources
As young consumers of media, it is important for high schoolers to explore concepts of bias and prejudice, and how they may be present in media. After discussing ideological messages that media can contain, individuals complete a warm-up activity about connotation.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 19 Views 52 Downloads
Was Bias A Factor? Make an Argument
The ability to analyze an argument is a skill emphasized by the Common Core standards. Offer your class an opportunity to develop and hone their skills by providing them the testimonies in an Oregon court case. After reading the facts of the situation, high schoolers examine the statements of the accused and the arresting officer.
11th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Analyzing Primary Sources
The challenge of analyzing primary sources is addressed by a detailed plan from Inspiration Software. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is used to model how the primary source analysis template can aid in creating an analysis of documents.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In the end, they participate in a round table discussion.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 83 Downloads
New Review Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as double standards and judgment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Current events in Africa
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias and perspective in the texts they read.
7th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
See how bias operates firsthand. Half of the class reads one article while the other half reads another article on the same event. The obvious differences emerge when the two sides talk about their observations though. Several handouts help learners analyze news sources and be able to discern blatant bias and its effects.
10th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 36 Downloads
Bias and Crime in Media
Critical thinking and social justice are central themes for this resource on bias and crime in media. The class views and discusses an incisive PSA that highlights assumptions based on race. Small groups read newspaper opinion pieces about reporting a person's faith in crime news and deconstruct how it can influence bias toward groups of people based on religion.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 22 Views 35 Downloads
Just the Facts
Statisticians work with a partner to design their own study, collect and analyze data, and present it to the class. To begin the lesson, they create a set of data that meet each criteria point provided. then they evaluate data, build a visual representation,draw conclusions, present, and finally evaluate the presentations of others to determine if the data analysis methods used are valid.
10th - 12th Math 17 Views 142 Downloads
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis lesson, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 75 Downloads
The Role of Media
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will examine the roles and motivations of the media and in what they convey to the public.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 56 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Becoming a Web Celeb
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame while taking a close look at gender roles and stereotypes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Analyzing Bias and Point of View Interpreting Public Opinion of the Presidential Response to the Great Depression through Political Cartoons
Students analyze political cartoons of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression instructional activity, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions regarding the provided political cartoons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 52 Downloads
Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes. The culminating activity for this instructional activity could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 75 Views 527 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Determining the Existence of Gender Bias in Daily Tasks
Help your kids explore gender bias. Learners design and conduct a survey examining role responsibilities within families. They determine the percentage of responsibilities for males vs. females and graph the results. Then they analyze the results of their survey and discuss the implications as they relate to gender bias.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 50 Downloads