Media Literacy (High School)
Students will demonstrate skills in validating media sources, analyze how social media presents news, assess the impacts of media literacy on democracy, and analyze the spread of fake news in current media.
Defining Media Literacy
Students will explore the concept of media literacy and use tools to examine images, investigate information sources, and reflect on the impact social media has on their lives.
The Role of Journalism
Students will define journalism, examine a journalistic code of ethics, explore types of news media (mainstream, parody, fake news, etc.), and analyze user/media bias.
Students will form groups to plan a project in order to improve media literacy skills for a specific audience.
Collaborating for Impact
Students will continue collaborating to create their plans developed in the previous lesson.
Showcase and Celebrate
Students will present their projects and provide constructive comments on the other presentations.