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Media Literacy: Doublespeak as Propaganda

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This amusing media literacy lesson begins by challenging students to translate examples of the four methods of doublespeak into common English. After decoding multiple examples of each form of doublespeak, students turn their attention to popular press coverage to find real examples of the techniques. This portion of the lesson can be used as an in-class assignment or as a homework assignment. Finally, students develop their own doublespeak terms and compete for the prestigious Emperor of Doublespeak Award. The lesson is fully editable to allow adaptation according to grade level and the media literacy focus in your classroom.

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• Common Core Alignment
• Complete Lesson Instructions
• Discussion Guide with Extra Examples of Concepts
• Student Handout
• Student Assignment
• Answer Key
• Emperor of Doublespeak Award Certificate

HELP STUDENTS RECOGNIZE LOGICAL FALLACIES AS A TOOL OF PROPAGANA:

MEDIA LITERACY: LOGICAL FALLACIES AS PROPAGANDA IN CURRENT EVENTS

HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF MOTIVE ON THE CREDIBILITY OF SOURCES:

MOTIVES AND CREDIBILITY IN THE POPULAR PRESS

HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF CREDIBILITY IN POPULAR PRESS REPORTING:

CREDIBLE SOURCES IN THE MEDIA

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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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Media Literacy:  Doublespeak as Propaganda
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