Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)

Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
Media Bias and Media Literacy Mini Unit (Two Lessons)
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In this bundle you will receive:

-Lesson Plans for two 80 minute blocks

-Lesson Plan 1 includes:

  • a PowerPoint with links to interest-grabber videos, focus questions, and notes on the six main types of media bias (powerpoint with notes takes 20-30 mins)
  • a worksheet with a guided notes section to accompany the powerpoint, and individual research questions directing students to compare media bias on the big three websites (Fox, CNN, MSNBC) and detect media bias on articles chosen by the students. (Worksheet after PowerPoint takes 40-50 mins),

-Lesson 2 includes:

  • a more in depth Article Analysis sheet where students can use their notes on media bias from yesterday and the SOAPSTONE guide to point out bias.
  • If you choose to do so, students can do the Media Literacy Project, also included, wherein they complete three Article Analysis sheets about the same topic (from left, right, and centrist sources), and then write their own article about the topic, carefully avoiding biased language.
  • The assignment sheet for writing their own article and a grading rubric are also included! - (Rubric includes standards, listed below)

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.5

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.6

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

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10 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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