This is a fantastic TED Talk and lesson to address geographical bias in the media. Though given in 2008, the message still has relevance today. In this lesson, students will be introduced to bias in the media and will investigate for themselves using current news outlets whether this bias still exists and what it looks like. The TED Talk is quick (4.5 min) and succinct in providing an introduction for this one class period lesson. Use as a stand-alone lesson or as part of a larger media studies unit. I use it with my World History classes when we start talking about regions of the world that we don’t hear much about and why that is; this lesson is a perfect introduction for them!
Included in this resource are:
**A Teacher Guide to this TED Talk including a summary of the video, a link, and other basic information
**A Lesson Plan designed to last one class period (about 50-60 min) where students will watch the video and then complete research with a partner
**Ten Comprehension Questions with an answer key
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