Media Construction of Global Warming
A Digital Media Literacy Curriculum
High School through College
Lessons teach core knowledge about the science of climate change, explore conflicting views, and integrate critical thinking skills. Students will apply knowledge of climate change to a rigorous analysis of media messages through asking and answering questions about accuracy, currency, credibility, sourcing, and bias. Lessons address basic climate science, the causes of climate change, scientific debate and disinformation, the consequences of global warming, the precautionary principle, carbon footprints, moral choices, and the history of global warming in media, science, and politics.
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Lesson 1: Framing the Debate
Lesson 2: Global Warming: Fact or Myth?
Lesson 3: Discourse or Disinformation?
Lesson 4: What is Causing Global Warming?
Lesson 5: The Consequences of Global Warming
Lesson 6: The Precautionary Principle
Lesson 7: Assessing Carbon Footprints
Lesson 8: History of Global Warming in the Media
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