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Football and Concussions: the NFL vs. Scientific Research

In this media literacy activity students analyze short video clips from an investigative documentary TV program, a feature film, and a congressional hearing for messages about the impact of football on brain disease to assess credibility in film representations of historic events.

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Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Health, Film/Video Arts, Journalism, Life Sciences, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School, College

Media Type(s)

Documentary Film, Feature Film, News - Video, Television Program, Television Commercial


Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading For Science and Technical Subjects (RST), Speaking and Listening (SL)