Today the Issues in the Media project was introduced.
After spending a few weeks understanding the different ways in which the media can influence, students are selecting one issue, conducting research, and writing a call to action to bring attention to the issue.
In our final examination of the influence of the media, we are looking into the bias of news. Students highlighted evidence of media influence, and then documented their evidence on the ABC graphic organizer.
Students read an article on a person who purposely writes fake news, and how that influences the media and people.
Students highlighted evidence for how the media is influenced, and then paraphrased what was highlighted on the back.
Today served as a review day. Students were given a missing assignment report, and the opportunity to obtain missing work to complete over break.
As famous-for-nothing-celebrities go, the Kardashian's are definitely agenda setters. The article examines the extent of that trend. At the end of the article are the assigned questions.
Today we are examining how the media influence's identity, specifically with teens.
The first article we read as a class.
With the second article, students identified evidence from the text that addresses how the media impacts people on: facebook, social media, by troling, emails/direct messages, cyberbullying, and sexting.
Today we read a letter from Kurt Vonnegut, upon his discovery that his books were burned and banned at a high school in the 70s. We addressed the rights people have to censor, and what that looks like when we apply that knowledge to agenda setters in the media.
We have to ask the big questions...from what am I being censored?
As we delve deeper into understanding how to critique the media and understand how media is used to manipulate readers/viewers, students read the below article and addressed what ways the media influences society, based on agenda setting theory.
Today we are examining the role of the media in determining what we know and do not know. We are applying active reading strategies to this article.
Today was the assessment!
The usual Reading Comp was assigned. It is due Monday.
This is the seventh year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman. It is her eighth year at Thornton.