Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias

Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
Journalism: Using the Trayvon Martin case to teach Media Bias
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Pictures are powerful. It is still shocking to me to see how certain media outlets chose to show the side by side photos of Martin and Zimmerman so differently. There are the pics of Martin looking like an innocent child next to Zimmerman's mug shot, and those of Martin looking like a "thug" next to a dressed up, smiling Zimmerman.

I used these images to show students how media bias can take different forms. A news outlet can show their feelings/bias without saying a word. The goal of this lesson was to learn about media bias, and try to prevent it in students' own writing.

Included are the full lesson plan, using the workshop model (learning intention, do now, mini lesson, activity, wrap, and exit slip), 2 sets of side by side photos, and a time line of the events of the case.
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