Lesson Plan

This Media Moment Mini-Lesson first teaches students about filibusters and how and why senators use them. Next, students take a look at how news coverage of a filibuster can be transformed through neutral, positive, or negative framing. In the closing news literacy activity, students are challenged to identify framing in news stories of their choice.


The student will be able to...

  • Define filibuster

  • Explain how and why senators use filibusters

  • Analyze news stories for framing

  • Compare how media providers choose to frame a single event or issue


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