Media

October 11, 2018

Students think about the impact of a letter to the editor, analyze a sampling of letters and identify what makes them effective, and write letters of their own about issues they care about.

January 28, 2018

A new study documents that the news media presents a distorted picture of blacks and black families. In this activity, students explore the issue with a quiz, reading, and discussion. 

August 15, 2017

It’s been a newsy summer.  Get students thinking about what’s been happening in politics over the summer with this quick survey.  

April 23, 2017

What led to the firing of Bill O'Reilly, Fox News' top host? Students explore the issue with a quiz, reading, and discussion.  

January 31, 2017

While the internet can be an excellent source of news, it is also an excellent source of lies. Here are six tips to help students tell the difference.  

September 9, 2016

This first of three lessons on the Black Lives Matter movement serves as an introduction.  Students learn about the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement through tweets, quotes, and discussion of the movement's principles.    

September 6, 2016

Help students catch up on what’s been happening in the news  -  from the presidential campaign, to Colin Kaepernick's protest, to Brexit  -  with this fun quiz and discussion questions.   

July 8, 2016

Here are some basic questions to help students share thoughts and feelings about an upsetting event, and additional guidance.

January 24, 2016

Students learn about how much coverage the media are providing to different presidential candidates and discuss why coverage of the candidates varies so widely.  

August 20, 2012

This lesson, which requires two class periods, aims to help students understand why people come out, and the impact coming out can have on both a personal and societal level.  Students will read and discuss the statements by two celebrities who recently came out (Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean) and...