Want a new and fun way to study current events and bring them to life in your classroom. Challenge your students to research and create a Nightly newscast based on recent news. The project has an emphasis on media bias and teach them how easy it is to manipulate the public using the news. Studying our current news stations allows us to provide a background of bias but making the students create their own bias is powerful. With all the information our students will consume it is our duty to inform and teach them the power of bias and persuasion. This assignment includes several websites, articles and links to assist students in spotting and creating bias in the news. Make studying politics, current and state standards fun and exciting in your classroom with this project. This project takes students to the top of blooms and enhances 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking. Like all projects from this seller, projects are standards based and provides multiple scoring rubrics/checklists to help teacher administer the project.
Primary and Secondary Sources
Bias and Media
Politics and elections
National and International news
Media bias links
Project Management Tools
Websites and tools for students
I use this assignment after teaching students about media bias and they really understand how easy it is to influence the American public.
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