Confirmation Bias, Coronavirus and the 2020 Presidential Campaign
In this media literacy activity students analyze the credibility of a controversial pro-Biden political ad attacking President Trump on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a tweet in response by Trump War Room, and an article from the fact-checking website Politifact about the controversy. Students then analyze their own confirmation bias as they reflect on how they evaluate the credibility of sources on political issues.
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Relevant Subject Area(s)General Media And Information Literacy, Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology
Grade Level(s)High School, College
Media Type(s)Informational Text, Social Media, Television Commercial, Webpage, Web Video
View StandardsResource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Speaking and Listening (SL)