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98 resources with the concept media bias

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Lesson 3: Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do journalists balance bias and ethical reporting? The final lesson plan in a series of five from iCivics examines the different types of bias and how they affect the news we read. Young reporters take to the Internet to find...
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Mini-Lesson B: Satire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hey, what's so funny? Explore the use of satire in a variety of media with a hands-on lesson. Fourth in a five-part journalism series from iCivics, the activity introduces satirical language in print and online. Pupils work alone or in...
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Lesson 2: Misinformation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news is a hot topic right now ... but what is it? Intrepid young investigators track down the facts that separate journalistic mistakes and misinformation through reading, research, and discussion. Part three in a five-lesson series...
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Can You Beat Cognitive Bias?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a time of fake news, media manipulation, and Internet trolls, a resource equips learners with the tools they need to recognize and combat resources that are designed to appeal to our cognitive biases. Introduce learners to five...
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The Story of Cosmetics Video Assessment

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Does your shampoo contain carcinogens? Scholars learn how cosmetic companies create and market their products, many of which contain toxic chemicals. They examine the bias and consumer responsibilities in the industry.
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Defining Literacy in a Digital World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What skills are necessary to interact with different types of text? Twenty-first century learners live in a digital world and must develop a whole new set of skills to develop media literacy. Class members engage in a series of...
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This Is Your Brain on Extreme Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We track weather and measure it objectively, yet our own beliefs often conflict with the facts. The video discusses how our source of weather reporting and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. It also covers the concepts of...
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Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
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Using the World Wide Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as...
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Following the U.S. Presidential Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Election years provide the opportunity to evaluate news media as well as the next prospective president. High schoolers read about the same event in several different news sources, varying in type, origin, and political leaning, before...
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Influence of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We are bombarded with media images expressly designed to influence viewers. Learning how to analyze the intended effects of these images is essential and the focus of an activity that asks viewers to use the provided questions to guide...
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Comparing News Formats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a place for newspapers in an online world? How influential is the 24-hour television news cycle? High schoolers delve into an activity about three news formats—online news, print news, and newscasts—and consider the advantages...
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Influence of Media on Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The teenagers in your class have seen dozens of media messages between the last time you saw them and the moment they walk through your classroom door again. Help them make sense of what they are being told by corporations, news outlets,...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
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Fact and Opinion within the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can the media foster cultural misunderstandings? These activities encourage learners to distinguish between fact and opinion in the media
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Bias in the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever considered the story of The Three Little Pigs from the wolf's perspective? Pupils use this as a key technique in evaluating news bias as part of the activities and worksheets found in this rich resource.
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Understanding the Influence of the Media

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Critically analyze advertising techniques, such as circular reasoning, bandwagon, testimonial, and repetition, with worksheets that effectively discuss and illustrate how the media aims to influence.
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The Role of Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will...
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The Key to the Media's Hidden Codes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You are being manipulated! Arm yourself with awareness! Learn how to identify the various technical codes (images, sounds, colors), and how media makers use these codes to subconsciously influence your emotions and impulses. Just do it....
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Don't Misrepresent Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"We can sharpen our insights. It is not always war, insurrection, and disease." Leslie Dodson enlightens us to the impact that photographs have on our perception of a situation, and urges her audience to review our "ethics of seeing"...
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Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Interpreting Media Messages

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the importance of branding and messaging, especially as they relate to party products like alcohol.
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Bias

For Teachers 10th - 12th
See how bias operates firsthand. Half of the class reads one article while the other half reads another article on the same event. The obvious differences emerge when the two sides talk about their observations though. Several handouts...
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Fact and Opinion Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How are fact and opinion different? Middle schoolers explore fact and opinion and write articles pertaining to a football match, eliminating all opinion statements in order to focus on the facts. Then they discuss bias in the media....
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American Media: Addicted to Scandal?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine media coverage of George W. Bush's refusal to answer questions regarding past illegal drug usage in the 1999 campaign. They consider the role of rumor, scandal, audience and relevance in political media coverage.