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Race and Perspective: Contrasting the Police Response to the Capitol Insurrection and Black Lives Matter Protests in TV and Print

In this media literacy activity students compare two opinion pieces, a TV news commentary and a print article, about the police response to Black Lives Matter protests and to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021 for messages about media construction and how our identity influences our views.

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Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School

Media Type(s)

Blog Post, News Article/headlines, Web Video


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH)