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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year – How Selections Change Over Time

In this media literacy activity students compare Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” covers from 1965-1969 and 2015-2019 for messages about historical context in judgments of who is important across a half century.

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School, College

Media Type(s)

Illustration, Photograph


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: Informational text (RI)