This How Do You Read Your News? video also includes:
Words carry baggage. Class members are asked to consider the weight of words in an exercise that contrasts the word choices in two versions of the same event. Consider following the exercise with an activity in which pairs craft positive and negative descriptions of an event.
- The exercises make clear how point of view can make a huge difference in how information is presented
- Rather than distributing a copy of this worksheet to each class member, consider projecting the three pages and engaging the whole class in a discussion of loaded language and point of view