A media scrum is an impromptu press conference, often held immediately outside an event such as a legislative session or meeting. Scrums play a central role in Canadian and US politics.
The students will:
• Use language persuasively in addressing a particular issue.
• Find and interpret information effectively.
• Determine fact from opinion.
• Respond respectfully to viewpoints and biases.
• Develop reading comprehension through analyzing appropriate reading.
strategies such as summarizing and note taking.
• Demonstrate proficiency in accessing information electronically.
As well, the activity will demonstrate to students the importance of:
• Accurate facts - including spelling of names, towns, etc.
• Proper use of direct and indirect quotes (punctuation).
• Short, concise wording of sentences.
• Proper referencing of names.
• Use of third person.