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The Roots of Democracy in the United States: Iroquois or Athens?

In this media literacy activity students analyze two videos for messages about the roots of U.S. democracy with the Native American Iroquois confederacy and historic Athenian democracy as points of reference.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: US History And Government, Global Studies, Sociology

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When to Call a Lie a lie – Media’s Responsibility to Hold Politicians Accountable

In this media literacy activity students analyze an article and a video news commentary from liberal and conservative media sources for messages about how the media responds to lies told by President Trump.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: English Language Arts, General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

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Media, Politics and the Supreme Court

In this media literacy activity students analyze newspaper articles about the Supreme Court confirmation process for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 and for Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 for messages about how political decisions influencing Supreme Court confirmation processes have changed with different historical contexts.

Grade Level: High School, College/adult
Subject: Journalism, US History And Government, Sociology

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