Mini-lesson: Veto Power (HS)
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.
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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
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