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Media Literacy

Lesson Plans, Critical Media Project

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This multimedia website provides interactive and engaging lesson plans for critically understanding and analyzing media representations related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, age, and disability.

Media Analysis Basics, The Knotted Line

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In this introductory lesson, students will define media, learn about the factors that shape media coverage, and develop an emerging understanding of critical media analysis.

Where Do We Get Our News and Why Does it Matter?, Facing History and Ourselves

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This lesson provides a framework for examining the role of social media in spreading misinformation and understanding how to distinguish fake news from real journalism.