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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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Polarized America: Political Conventions 2020

In this media literacy activity students analyze montages of clips from the 2020 Democratic and Republican conventions for messages about target audience and polarization of the electorate.

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

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Media Representations of Working Class Men: Different Eras, Different Understandings

In this media literacy activity students analyze a portion of a mural from the 1930s and a clip from “The Simpsons” TV show from the 1990s for messages about media representation of working class men.

Grade Level: Middle School, High School
Subject: Psychology, Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts, US History And Government, Economics, Sociology

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