Author:
Lesley James, Lesley James
Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • media literacy
  • media-literacy
  • wa-dcml
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Media Literacy Explainers: Claims & Evidence

    Media Literacy Explainers: Claims & Evidence

    Overview

    These two self-paced resources were created using Sway (a combination slide deck / infographic / comic format) for older middle school/younger high school students. They explain the concepts of claims and evidence in a media literacy context. 

    Explainers

    What to watch out for when you’re making a claim

    Students can view this Sway (or this Google doc) as an introduction to:

    • Making sure a claim is debatable

    • Making sure evidence could be found to support a claim

    • Making sure a claim uses sound reasoning

    There’s a check-for-understanding challenge at the end. Here’s the Answer Key.

     

    What to watch out for when you’re investigating the evidence used to support a claim

    Students can view this Sway (or this Google doc) as an introduction to:

    • How to identify evidence in a media message

    • How to make sure it’s the right type of evidence for the claim being made

    • How to make sure the evidence is relevant to the claim being made

    There’s a check-for-understanding challenge at the end. Here’s the Answer Key.

     

    Cover image credit: "Dog and cat