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Lesson Plan

What is the media? What does it do? Students examine the types and roles of the media by taking on the role of newsmaker and agenda setter. 

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Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:

The Role of Media - Middle School - on Nearpod

Media and Influence - Newsela Text Set

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to...

  • Analyze the role of mass media in monitoring and influencing government and the public sphere.
  • Explain the impact of the media on monitoring and influencing government and the public sphere.
  • Analyze media communications for bias.
  • Recognize the media acting in its roles as  gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog.

LESSON MATERIALS

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