Mini-Lesson: Presidential Appointments (HS)

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Students learn about unilateral presidential appointments, nominations, and the Senate confirmation process in the Media Moment Mini-Lesson.  Through this lens, students investigate the role the media plays as a gatekeeper and agenda setter. In the closing activity, students evaluate news coverage of an appointee or executive department of choice over 3 business days to evaluate how coverage evolved and what details were emphasized.

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