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)Commercial Arts/Advertising, Journalism, Consumer Education, US History And Government, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy
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)