This optional extension project is specifically designed to be done AFTER the Media Literacy Day 8 lesson (Representations of African Americans in the Media).
After learning about racist stereotypes of African Americans in the news (Day 8), students will rewrite one of the news stories featured in Day 8's lesson. This project could span 2-5 days depending on the size and age of your class, how tech-savvy they are, and whether you have the students "perform" the news story or actually record and edit the videos using software like Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. The goal is for students to reconstruct the original news segment to create a more objective representation of the event. Students will work in groups of 3-4 and will take roles (director, cameraperson, anchor). After projects are completed, the class will view each group's video/performance and then discuss how it was more objective than the original news segment.
My lessons include an interactive PowerPoint with instructional notes for the teacher in the "notes" section of the PPT. There is only one PPT included, but it includes slides for all days of the project. The notes also give recommendations for adapting the slides to meet your needs.
It also includes a complete and printable classwork packet for students in .docx form. Classwork includes a Do Now, but there is no exit ticket included for these days.
Also included are two rubrics. The first rubric is for group members to score each other's participation. The second rubric is for the teacher to grade the final projects. Both rubrics are half-sheets in .docx form and include comments for how to use them.
CW: 6 pages; PPT: 18 slides