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Social Media and Elections: What’s the Connection?

In this media literacy activity students analyze online charts and text for messages about the impact of social media on U.S. elections and political discourse.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: Math, Psychology, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

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Teaching the Enslavement of African People in the Americas

In this media literacy activity students analyze an executive summary from a research report, an opinion piece in a newspaper and a post in an online community site for messages about how and why we teach about the history of slavery.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: US History And Government, Sociology

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Fact Checkers: How Do They Decide?

In this media literacy activity students analyze fact checking websites for messages about their goals and processes for determining credibility.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology

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Valentine’s Day (and Other Holidays) through a Media Literacy Lens

February is a month full of holidays: Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday (OK, not a formal holiday, but it feels like one). This is a great time to note the wonderful opportunity...