Mini-lesson: Veto Power (HS)

Lesson Plan

This Media Moment Mini-lesson explores the presidential veto and pocket veto powers, their role as a negotiating tool, and the Congressional veto override process. Students also learn how to use fact-checking and triangulation to evaluate news claims and detect misinformation. The activity allows students to practice news literacy skills by triangulating a fact of their choice using three distinct online sources


Students will be able to...

  • Define veto and pocket veto
  • Describe the process by which Congress can override the president’s veto
  • Evaluate claims in news and news-related stories for misinformation
  • Determine the validity of a claim through fact-checking and triangulation