Analyzing and Evaluating Media Lesson
- Introduction- Students will be given a list of different news outlets to visit and skim through their headlines. Students will have 10 minutes to explore and write down any topic/ headline that stood out to them or that they are interested in learning about. As a class we will share these topics and curate a list of topics for students to research. Each topic will have a digital folder where students can add resources and relevant information once we begin the research portion of this unit. This will allow students to share resources and collaborate while pursuing their own research.
- Research- Once students have selected a topic they will begin to research and find credible news sources related to their topic. Students will need to find 5 credible sources for their topic from different outlets. These sources can be newspaper articles, podcasts, documentaries, websites, etc. For each source students will be required to evaluate the credibility of the source, summarize the source, and generate three questions they have for the creator of the source.
- Presentation Creation- After students have completed their research, they will need to create a digital presentation (medium of choice) about their topic. Their presentation must include:
- Overview about topic
- Opposing viewpoints and arguments about the topic
- Student position about the topic
- Unanswered questions about the topic
- Work cited
The presentation can be an infograph, video, podcast, digital presentation, mindomo map, etc., total student choice.
- Communal Collaboration- Once the presentations are completed they will be shared on a Padlet. Students will need to go on to the Padlet and leave comments on at least 5 other students’ presentations. These comments must include two questions about the topic and at least one connection.