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Level(s): Grades 7 - 10
Author: This unit was adapted from lessons created by Rosalind Ross, David Halliday and John Crocker of the Durham Board of Education in The AML Anthology (1990), produced by the Association for Media Literacy.
This lesson is part of a unit that explores news journalism across the media. In this lesson, students explore the impact of news reporting on a visual medium such as television. Students begin with an analysis of their television viewing habits and an introduction to the terms and vocabulary associated with television and radio. In small groups, they will analyze, contrast and compare news broadcasts from different types of televised news sources.Optional activities include deconstructing a news broadcast in class, comparing the strengths and weaknesses of both television and radio as sources of news, and completing a short essay about television news reporting and youth.
Students will demonstrate:
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