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Modern Interpretations

For Teachers 4th - 8th
To conclude an eight-lesson study of the events that occurred in the early colonial period in Deerfield, Massachussetss, class members evaluate the point of view and bias found in late 19th and early 20th century retellings.
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Get in the Newspaper Habit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dive into journalism with your high schoolers! The resources provided here will help your learners write unbiased, clear, and succinct newspaper articles. First they spend time sifting through stacks of articles, filling out a graphic...
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Bias in News Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As young consumers of media, it is important for high schoolers to explore concepts of bias and prejudice, and how they may be present in media. After discussing ideological messages that media can contain, individuals complete a warm-up...
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Television Newscasts

For Teachers 11th - 12th
When we watch news broadcasts on television, we receive a much more visual perspective than when we read the newspaper. How do sets, clothing, and music contribute to our understanding of the story? Compare American and Canadian news...
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Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues

For Teachers 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...
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SOAPSTone

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Break an article down with a SOAPSTone chart. Class members determine the speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone. The chart includes a question for each of these elements, provides some clarifying text for each, and...
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What is an Unbiased Sample?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Transmit to your class what an unbiased sample is with this video. The video goes into detail about what an unbiased sample looks like, providing examples and listing several different types of random sampling. This could be used when...
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Current events in Africa

For Teachers 7th Standards
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Demonstrate the importance of evaluating and citing sources. Pupils can complete the suggested assignment provided here, or one of your choosing, while focusing on checking that the resources are credible and citing those sources...
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What is an Unbiased Sample?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Transmit to your class what an unbiased sample is with this video. The video goes into detail about what an unbiased sample looks like, providing examples and listing several different types of random sampling. This could be used when...
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Understanding Stereotypes

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils confront age-related stereotypes, explore how stereotyping impacts their lives, and discuss how they can make changes to reduce over-generalizations, unfair assumptions, and critical judgments about people groups. They use a...
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Sampling Bias And the California Recall

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Using a 2002 California Gray David recall vote as an example, young statisticians  identify sources of bias in samples and find ways of reducing and eliminating sampling bias. They consider ways to select random samples from a...
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Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes....
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Speak Write! Understanding the Hidden Meaning of Words

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
"Can the connotation of a word or phrase create bias or prejudice?" The activities in this SMART Board instructional activity are directed toward this question, which will be sure to incite lots of opinions and ideas. The SMART Board...
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Recognizing Propaganda/Bias

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers examine the uses of propaganda during the Nazi era. Using examples of propaganda used by Hitler, they discuss how it changed the thinking and ideas of people exposed to it. In groups, they identify how and why...
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How to Analyze the News

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Teach kids how to watch television, specifically the news, with this creative idea for learners of all ages from the Media Awareness Network. The elementary school plan focuses on presenting news as a story and uses Jon Scieszka's story...
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Looking for Trouble - Using the Internet to Research Structured Controversy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss controversial issues with your charges. More importantly, discuss how you have to research both sides of a controversy before taking a stance. In groups, middle schoolers research the controversial issue of dog sled racing. They...
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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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Bias and Crime in Media

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Critical thinking and social justice are central themes for this resource on bias and crime in media. The class views and discusses an incisive PSA that highlights assumptions based on race. Small groups read newspaper opinion pieces...
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Stonewall and Beyond: Gay and Lesbian Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help learners understand their own biases and how their perspectives may have been influenced by biased media sources. They keep a journal while viewing videos, exploring websites, and engaging in class discussions related to gay and...
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Author's Purpose: Informational Text

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Analyze the author's stated or implied purpose in an informational text. Middle schoolers identify the loaded words in the example selections and determine the purpose. Use this activity as a preparation for finding the author's purpose...
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Addressing Stereotypes

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How is a stereotype defined, and what are some mechanisms we can use to combat negative stereotyping? Your young historians will discuss how and why stereotyping occurs, as well as consider the roots of modern conceptions of the Middle...
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Bias in Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
While this resource's title says it's about literary bias, it would be more appropriately titled "Bias in News Reporting." Show your class a multitude of ways to detect bias through side-by-side examples with minor differences. This is a...
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Nontraditional Job Opportunities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As your learners prepare to enter the workforce, address some common stereotypes that may be limiting their professional goals. The class brainstorms gender-stereotyped careers, exploring where those ideas originate. They complete a job...