Not So Fair and Balanced: Analyzing Bias in the Media

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Life is not always fair. Who's heard that before? This same concept moves to a larger scale using prejudice and bias. Pupils discuss where prejudice attitudes derive and how they develop throughout life. Reading comprehension advertisement activities depict the unfairness in media to support their findings.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask guest speakers that have experienced prejudiced or bias against them to visit
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes students have dictionaries to look up terms
  • Requires pictures of babies of various ethnicities for analyzing
  • Participants need Internet access for day two
Pros

  • Scholars have opportunities to discuss with various classmates
Cons

  • Does not give anticipated answers