Does Objective Media Coverage Exist?
Students read articles and determine if objectivitiy exists in the news. They discuss the war in Iraq and other current events. They write their own slanted news story.
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fighting Fake News
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of New Media
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Five Concepts of Media Literacy
The teenagers in your class are members of the target audience for hundreds of companies and products. Help them become media literate with a lesson that focuses on advertisements and the messages within. As learners read about five...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Identifying Persuasion in Media Literacy
As part of a study of media literacy, groups examine advertisements from Money, Fortune, The New Yorker, or Good Housekeeping and identify the types of rhetorical appeals used in the ads. After groups present their findings, the whole...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable