Media Literacy: Credible Sources in the Media

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This entertaining introduction to current events in the popular press is sure to bring plenty of laughs in your classroom. The two-day lesson presents students with objective criteria for assessing the credibility of popular press reports with an emphasis on evaluating the individual report rather than the source. Students practice employing the criteria on reports from a variety of sources including a reputable newspaper, a tabloid product, and a government propaganda film. In doing so, students are able to look for patterns of credible reporting as a basis for classifying sources as credible or not. In addition, students familiarize themselves with major current events, begin to consider the role of complexity in instigating controversy, and articulate the differences between credible reporting to popular and expert audiences. Due to copyright law, the newspaper and tabloid articles I use are not included in the product. However, the lesson assignment only requires two minor alterations to accommodate different popular press resources.

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:

• Common Core Alignment
• Complete 2-Day Lesson Instructions
• Discussion Guide with Extra Examples of Concepts
• Student Handout
• Student Assignment
• Answer Key
• Link to Government Propaganda Film
• Suggestion for Follow-up

FOR A STUDENT-CENTERED LESSON ON EVALUATING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MOTIVE, VENUE, AND CREDIBILITY SEE:

MOTIVES AND CREDIBILITY IN THE POPULAR PRESS

HELP STUDENTS RECOGNIZE LOGICAL FALLACIES AS A TOOL OF PROPAGANA:

MEDIA LITERACY: LOGICAL FALLACIES AS PROPAGANDA IN CURRENT EVENTS


PREVIEW AN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS SIMULATION THAT REQUIRES STUDENTS TO SPIN FACTUAL DATA HERE:

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS SIMULATION: POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND GLOBAL WARMING

CLICK THE TITLES BELOW FOR FREE DATA SHEETS FROM MY STORE THAT CAN BE USED TO CROSS REFERENCE DATA IN THE NEWS:

GLOBAL CULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS DATA SHEET
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SET: POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, CARBON EMISSIONS

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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours

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Media Literacy:  Credible Sources in the Media
Media Literacy:  Credible Sources in the Media
Media Literacy:  Credible Sources in the Media
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