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Media Literacy:  Logical Fallacies as Propaganda in Current Events
This engaging lesson takes a comical approach to examining the common use of logical fallacies as propagandistic techniques in product advertising, popular press news coverage, and political campaigns. Rest assured, your students will become much more savvy information consumers after they have pur
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Media Literacy BUNDLE: Day 8 + extension: Representations of African Americans
Save money by buying this bundle of the Day 8 lesson with the extension project included! Day 8's lesson focuses on racist stereotypes of African Americans in the news. Students analyze headlines depicting White suspects such as Aurora shooter James Holmes and contrast them with Black victims such
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Media Literacy Day 8 - Representations of African Americans in the Media
This lesson focuses on racist stereotypes of African Americans in the news. Students analyze headlines depicting White suspects such as Aurora shooter James Holmes and contrast them with Black victims such as Trayvon Martin. Students analyze the stereotypes about Blacks that news outlets perpetuate
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Media Literacy: Analyzing media coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting
Many students old enough to remember are aware of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown that ignited a wave of protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country. This event resonated with many students and is a good launching point to begin studying media literacy and how the news is framed. Th
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Media Literacy Day 7 - Representations of Native Americans in the Media
This lesson focuses on racist stereotypes of Native Americans in movies, music, and the sports world. Students close-read the lyrics to "What Makes the Red Man Red?" from Peter Pan, discuss the more subtle stereotypes in Pocahontas, and then analyze the use of Native American slurs as mascots. This
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Socratic Seminar Thematic Units: Critical Thinking, Nonfiction Close Reading
When you empower your students with the skills to find their own answers to the important questions of the 21st Century, they will be on their way to becoming life-long leaners who take on the challenges that will face them in their lives.This is a growing bundle. What that means is that if you buy
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The War of the Worlds: Martians, Fake News & the Night that Panicked America
Martians in New Jersey! Clowns invading every town in America! Fake news and hoaxes aren't new. Kids today would likely have a good laugh over the panic caused by Orson Welles' infamous 1938 "The War of the Worlds" radio program. BUT how many of them bought into the recent 'clown invasion' created b
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Info Article: Racism
Includes: - 2 page article with annotation guidelines - 25 Multiple Choice Questions (vocabulary, claim/evidence, media literacy, summary/main idea)
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Current Event Analysis Graphic Organizer
I use this document in order to analyze current events, on a weekly basis in my 9th grade classroom. I noticed that my students had ZERO interest in what has happened in history, or what is currently happening for that mater, if it didn't involve them directly -- or their cell phone. I make my stude
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A Unit for Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death
This is a lesson-by-lesson unit to be used while having a class read Postman's most famous book. It is perfect for the teacher looking to do a one-month media literacy unit.
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Fake News Phenomenon Unit: Read, Write, Analyze the Genre!
Teaching students to understand and evaluate the phenomenon of online fake news has become an ESSENTIAL media skill. This unit is ideal for students in grades 7-10, but can easily be adapted for more senior or junior students depending on skill level (stronger junior, weaker senior). This 15+ lesson
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Media Analysis Exercises
These exercises use Center for Media Literacy's "Five Key Questions That Can Change the World" to analysis various graphics. Great for small group or individual reflection on visual literacy. NOTE: Color is integral for most of the graphs. You'll need to print in color or project the color graph as
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Newspaper Article Analysis Worksheet Close Read Graphic Organizer
Want to help your students learn how to analyze a news article? In this day of Social Media news notifications, deep reading of an article may seem to be a thing of the past. Yet, it is still important for building media literacy and historical analysis skills. Use this graphic organizer to break
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Reading Graphic Organizer: Evidence/Analysis/Media Literacy
Reading Evidence/Analysis/Media Literacy Graphic Organizer Task: You will analyze the video with the read to write strategy. With this specific hook . . . (this is the purpose for the read. Either set by the teacher or the students BEFORE the read.) How to: Read the article one time through. R
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AUGUST & JACK INFERENCING READING WRITING ACTIVITY, WONDER NOVEL STUDY
Students will think of what they’ve read so far about Auggie and Jack Will in the first few chapters . Based on their words, actions, and reactions, students will complete the writing activity and get a better idea of the voice / personality of each character. Moving forward, this will help studen
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THE NECKLACE BY GUY DE MAUPASSANT COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS HANDOUT
The attached Word document includes 4 short answer questions. These questions require both critical and creative thinking. They also require students to exercise their inferencing abilities and make both personal and social/current connections.Questions 1 and 2 have 2 parts to them (2 questions each
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Rule of Three Eric Walters Quiz 1-15
The package includes a 50 mark quiz with ANSWERS. Questions focus on vocabulary, close reading, higher order thinking, and personal response. Quiz includes a variety of question types: Matching, True and false, Multiple Choice, and Short Answer. Check out the complete preview.Package is in Word so y
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Rule of Three by Eric Walters Complete Unit
THIS NEW PACKAGE IS PRICED LOW IN ORDER TO MOVE UP THE TPT SEARCH PARAMETERS BY GENERATING SALES AND REVIEWS. The package includes chapter by chapter study questions, a Chapter 1-15 Quiz, a Final Unit Test, and a summative News Report Assignment. Questions focus on vocabulary, close reading, higher
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Rule of Three by Eric Walters Unit test
The package includes a 60 mark test with ANSWERS. Questions focus on vocabulary, close reading, higher order thinking, and personal response. Quiz includes a variety of question types: Matching, True and False, Multiple Choice, and Short Answer.Check out the complete preview.Package is in Word so yo
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Document Analysis Sheet
This handout can be used to analyze any primary or secondary document. This is a great activity to promote critical thinking skills, media literacy skills, historiography skills, etc. This activity can be paired with most documents as a follow up assessment activity.
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How To Write a Literary Analysis Body Paragraph
This is gold. It's an acronym I came up with ten years ago to teach the necessary parts of a clear and persuasive body paragraph. Our entire department uses this, and students come back from college to thank us for it. This is funny, because it's really simple. I did not invent the body paragrap
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