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Do Journalists Shape or Report the News?Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the presence of negative stereotypes and biased reporting in news media, and how this affects one's understanding of other cultures. Learners read newspaper excerpts and quotes from famous personalities to discuss the power of...
How to Identify Fake News in 10 StepsLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Arm your class members with a weapon they can use to defend themselves against fake or misleading news. The ten steps outlined on the checklist provides investigators with ammunition they need to develop their information literacy skills.
Newspapers in Your Life: What’s News Where?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Big news isn't necessarily newsworthy everywhere! How do journalists decide what to cover with so much happening around them? A instructional activity on media literacy examines the factors that affect the media's choice of stories to...
The World in 22 Minutes: Constructing a TV News LineupLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Students examine several newspapers to compare front pages, headlines, and photographs, experience role of news editor, define and discuss factors that go into news judgements, and arrange twenty-two minute news broadcast by selecting...
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the TimesLesson Planet
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global IssuesLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news...