This lesson introduces students to the concept of bias or slant, in newspapers and in television newscasts.
In this lesson students consider the meaning of the words “bias” and “prejudice” and consider how bias may be found even at the level of individual words due to connotation.
Level: Grades 11-12 (Secondary 4 and 5)
Author: Thierry Plante, Media Education Specialist, MediaSmarts
Duration: 2.5 hours
In this lesson students consider diversity representation in video games by identifying examples of diversity in the games they play, comparing their findings to statistics on diversity in the Canadian population.