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Vaccine Safety - Exploring Our Own Biases

Students analyze two short news videos about the safety and speed of the creation of the mRNA Covid vaccine, about sourcing and credibility of the videos and the scientific information presented in them, and about their own confirmation biases.

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Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College

15-30 Minutes

ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO
News - Video, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Catherine Peterson


Vaccine Nationalism and Global Equity: Who Gets the Shots When?

In this media literacy activity students analyze short videos for messages about the ethics of global vaccine access.

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Health, Life Sciences, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
News - Video, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Polarized America: Political Conventions 2020

In this media literacy activity students analyze montages of clips from the 2020 Democratic and Republican conventions for messages about target audience and polarization of the electorate.

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Psychology, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, TEACHER GUIDE, ACTIVITY PLAN
Web Video, News - Video, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Conspiracy Theories About COVID-19: Who’s Selling? Who’s Buying?

In this media literacy activity students analyze media documents that allege conspiracies related to the coronavirus. Students then analyze media messages for credibility and reflect on their own biases in interpreting conspiracy theories.

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Health, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


Middle School, High School, College
Individual, Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Magazine, News - Print, Social Media, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Faces of COVID-19 – Artists as Activists

In this media literacy activity students analyze short videos about the human faces of COVID-19 for messages about how artists work to humanize the pandemic.

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Health, Psychology, Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts, Journalism, Sociology


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Web Video, Documentary Film, News - Video, Photograph, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


Confirmation Bias, Coronavirus and the 2020 Presidential Campaign

In this media literacy activity students analyze the credibility of a controversial pro-Biden political ad attacking President Trump on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a tweet in response by Trump War Room, and an article from the fact-checking website Politifact about the controversy. Students then analyze their own confirmation bias as they reflect on how they evaluate the credibility of sources on political issues.

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Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Web Video, Informational Text, Social Media, Television Commercial, Webpage, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


COVID-19 and the Economy: Conflicting Priorities

In this media literacy activity students analyze two opinion pieces for messages about how to manage the economy during a global health crisis.

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Journalism, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Editorial Cartoon, Informational Text
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Changing Our Media Habits: The Impact of the Pandemic

In this media literacy activity students analyze charts, graphs and illustrations for messages about media consumption changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Math, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


Middle School, High School, College
Group - Small (3-5 Members), Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Chart/graph, Illustration
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Trusting Web Videos on COVID-19 (Or Not)

In this media literacy activity students analyze for credibility four video clips of people giving prevention advice during the Covid-19 crisis: President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a New York City primary care doctor during an online family information session, and a naturopathic doctor during a televangelist TV program. These were all posted online in March of 2020.

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Health, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


Middle School, High School, College
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

VIDEO, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Web Video, News - Video, Speech, Television Commercial, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry


COVID-19 & Climate Change: Graphing the Connection

In this media literacy activity students analyze online graphs and text for messages about the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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Health, Math, Journalism, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Sociology


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Blog Post, Chart/graph, Informational Text, News - Print, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


“The Truth About Coronavirus” - Google Searching For COVID-19

In this media literacy activity students analyze results from two Google searches, one for “coronavirus” and one for “the real truth about coronavirus,” to reflect on the impact of search terms on the sources that Google recommends.  

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Health, Psychology, Consumer Education, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Upper Elementary, Middle School
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, POWERPOINT, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Informational Text, Photograph, Webpage
Pdf, Pptx
Sox Sperry


Social Media Goes Viral: Fact Checking Messages About COVID-19

In this media literacy activity students analyze a text message, a Facebook post, a webpage from a fact checking organization and a tweet from the World Health Organization for messages about credibility of Internet information about precautionary health measures for COVID-19.

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Health, Psychology, Consumer Education, Global Studies, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Blog Post, Informational Text, Social Media, Webpage
Pdf
Sox Sperry


Wash Your Hands – What’s the Right Way?

In this media literacy activity students analyze a comic, a graphic, a music video and a public service announcement for messages about the best way to wash your hands to protect yourself from getting sick.

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Health, Consumer Education, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts


Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
Whole Class
15-30 Minutes

TEACHER GUIDE, VIDEO, STUDENT HANDOUT, ACTIVITY PLAN
Animated Film, Blog Post, Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, Informational Text, News - Print, Television Commercial, Webpage, Web Video
Pdf, Mp4
Sox Sperry


Misinformation About COVID-19: How to Figure It out

In this media literacy activity students analyze videos for messages about what to do about misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy


High School, College
Whole Class
30-60 Minutes

VIDEO, ACTIVITY PLAN, TEACHER GUIDE
Blog Post, Editorial Opinion, News - Video, Television Program, Web Video
Mp4, Pdf
Sox Sperry

RX For an Infodemic: Media Decoding, COVID-19, and Online Teaching

After describing the historical, political and social causes of our viral age of “fake news,” this article explore how constructivist media decoding provides a methodology for addressing the polarization of truth, with examples of how this work can be done in the classroom through face-to-face and virtual learning.


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Constructivist Media Decoding

Social Studies
English Language Arts

Middle School
High School
College