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2008 Historical Election Magazine Covers



Media literacy and critical thinking lesson decoding magazine covers related to Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first African-American president for messages about imagery, target audience and historical context.

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Unit: 2000-2008 Targeting the Spin
Kit: Media Constructions of Presidential Campaigns
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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Author(s)

Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)