Where Did You Hear That?

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Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a lesson designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine the credibility of sources such as word of mouth, television, radio, and newspaper. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog; direct learners to answer all questions then reply to at least one peer
  • Send a letter home informing parents and guardians that their child's home work requires them to watch television or browse the internet
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab or on mobile learning devices for pupils to search for useful information regarding an election
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the last of five lesson plans in a series that promotes active citizenship
  • A note is printed onto the handout but does not take away from the page's overall understanding
  • Provides detailed teacher directions 
  • Encourages pupils to look closely at their news sources
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