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The Candid Camera
Students examine the influence of photographer Jerome Liebling on documentary films. They read and discuss an article, take photographs, and create an original photo essay and artist statement.
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Ready, Camera, Action
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Should we believe everything we read? Becoming a discerning consumer of media
Class members investigate the role media should play in a healthy democracy. As part of this study, groups analyze political advertising, use FactCheck to assess not only the veracity of but the persuasions techniques used in candidates'...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Privacy in the Age of Video Surveillance: This Is Not Your Father's Candid Camera
Eighth graders examine the use of video surveillance in the corporate world and other life situations. In groups, they determine how many times and in what situations they believe they are being watched. They use the Constitution to...
8th Social Studies & History
Fighting The Horse Race: Creating Ads Which Explore 2008 Presidential Candidates & Issues
What is advertising? What role does it plan in an election? Middle and high schoolers discuss advertising and its purpose by sifting through different magazines and discussing the products they find. Then they relate advertisements to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Portraits That Capture Character
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Joining the Debate Club: Presidential Debate Tactics
This New York Times article-based resource dates from Al Gore's bid for the US presidency in 2000, but the article details important ways that candidates work to sway public opinion. You can enhance relevance with up-to-date content...
6th - 12th English Language Arts