Media Constructions of War: A Critical Reading of History
High School through College - this kit analyzes Newsweek coverage of the Vietnam War, Gulf War and the War in Afghanistan. Students will learn core information about the wars in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan, how media influences public opinion of current events, and how to ask key media literacy questions and identify bias in the news.
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The Vietnam War
The Gulf War
The Gulf War Teacher Guide
Using the Video "Lines in the Sand" Teacher Guide
The Gulf War Student Reading
The Gulf War Glossary
The Gulf War Student Handout (Postscript)
1019 The Gulf War Student Handout (Color Images)
The Gulf War Assessment
The Gulf War PowerPoint
Lines in the Sand Video Clip (12 min)
The War in Afghanistan
The War in Afghanistan Teacher Guide
The War in Afghanistan Student Reading
The War in Afghanistan Glossary
The War in Afghanistan Student Handout (Color Images)
The War in Afghanistan Student Handout (Postscript)
The War in Afghanistan Assessment
The War in Afghanistan - PowerPoint