Media Literacy: Analyzing media coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting

Media Literacy: Analyzing media coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting
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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.

This is a one day unit that can be used as a stand-alone or as part of a larger media literacy unit. Included are two articles on the Michael Brown shooting and a student handout with short answer and discussion questions.

The original articles can be found online, but I have cleaned them up, made the text easier to reader, and included sidebars that explain some of the more complicated vocabulary words. I used this with 9th/10th graders, but this can be adapted to serve any grade level for high school English.
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2 pages
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45 minutes
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