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2008 Political Satire or Libel?



Media literacy and critical thinking lesson decoding a New Yorker magazine cover depicting Barack and Michele Obama as radicals for messages about fear, stereotyping and satire.

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Unit: 2000-2008 Targeting the Spin
Kit: Media Constructions of Presidential Campaigns
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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School

Media Type(s)

Book/magazine Cover, Editorial Opinion, Informational Text

Author(s)

Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Reading: Informational text (RI), Speaking and Listening (SL)