This tiered lesson plan has students looking at bias in visual media/ propaganda. The tasks are broken down to high, medium, and low -- based on standards from grades 9-12, with 11 being the expected grade level. Because the lesson plan is tiered, you should easily be able to modify or differentiate for any high school level.
I did NOT simply give MORE work to the higher level or less work to the lower, but I modified the work to meet standards, but with a depth at which the students should be capable.
In a nutshell, students are grouped by ability in identifying bias in different pictures. I have provided a photograph, a political cartoon, and a magazine advertisement as a pre-assessment. Then the class looks at various WWII propaganda posters (websites provided) to foster a discussion on media and media bias. I have also provided some websites to help your discussion. Then, in their groups, students have different routes to learning with various levels of teacher help. All students will end with some sort of sampling of visual media and written explanation of its bias.
I have also provided websites to help you more quickly find examples for the lower level groups.
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