Mini-lesson: Congressional Committees (HS)

Lesson Plan


Students discover the different types of congressional committees and their responsibilities in this Media Moment Mini-lesson. Students are introduced to the concept of bias and the tools reporters use to strive for balance.  In the closing activity, students put their news literacy skills to work by evaluating an article of choice for the inclusion of varied and balanced perspectives.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The student will be able to...

  • Identify the types of congressional committees

  • Describe the role committees play in the legislative process

  • Recognize balanced reporting as a standard of objective news reporting

  • Analyze an article for multiple and balanced perspectives