Identifying Media Bias in News Sources for Middle School

STEP 4

STEP 4

How to Consume Media from a Variety of Sources

 

  • Student Objectives:

    • Students will learn how to compare and contrast a variety of media sources on a singular topic. 

 

  • Process:

    • SUGGESTED PROCESS: Following the same basic design of the Source Comparison Matrix found in the "How to Consume Media from a Variety of Sources Worksheet," have students physically cut out their responses for each article from Steps one through three and create their own source comparison matrix on poster paper.

    • ALTERNATIVE PROCESS: Students can complete their work digitally on the Source Comparison Matrix found in the "How to Consume Media from a Variety of Sources Worksheet." (Note--they will need to copy over the information from their previous worksheets on Article 1 into the first column of the matrix, and likewise with Articles 2 and 3, for an easy side by side comparison). 

    • Once the comparison matrix is complete students will move on to the "Source Comparison Analysis Worksheet." (If completing digitally, it is located in the same document as the comparison matrix.)