The Media

Main Objective

Students will be able to explain the role of the media in reporting on elections.

Additional Objectives

  • explain how the media’s use of agenda setting and agenda cutting influences the outcome of the elections.
  • evaluate the bias presented by some media outlets.
90
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 90-minute lesson plan.

PPT: “Influence of The Media On Public Opinion & Political Campaigns” with Interactive Notes

You Be The Reporter Assignment

-Video Clip: “Hillary Clinton’s Announcement Speech” OR “Jeb Bush’s Announcement Speech”

-Handout: Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

-Video Clip: www.Livingroomcandidate.org

-Video Clip: 2 Current Campaign Ads

-Model Media Analysis Form Completion

-Complete: Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

HW: Complete Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles (Due Next Class)

HW: Finish Political Parties Assignment (Due on Day 6)

HW: Each student should create a quick 15-second video asking the question each would like a candidate to answer. Then upload and share on social media using #Question101 or visit the Caucus 101 website or Facebook Page and share your link. (You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

60
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 60-minute lesson plan.

PPT: “Influence of The Media On Public Opinion & Political Campaigns” with Interactive Notes

-Video Clip: www.Livingroomcandidate.org

-Video Clip: 2 Current Campaign Ads

-Model Media Analysis Form Completion

-Handout: Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

-Complete: Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

HW: Complete Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles (Due Next Class)

HW: Finish Political Parties Assignment (Due on Day 6)

HW: Each student should create a quick 15-second video asking the question each would like a candidate to answer. Then upload and share on social media using #Question101 or visit the Caucus 101 website or Facebook Page and share your link. (You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

30
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 30-minute lesson plan.

PPT: “Influence of The Media On Public Opinion & Political Campaigns” with Interactive Notes

-Handout: Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

-Complete: Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles

HW: Complete Media Analysis of Hillary Clinton OR Jeb Bush Articles (Due Next Class)

HW: Finish Political Parties Assignment (Due on Day 6)

HW: Each student should create a quick 15-second video asking the question each would like a candidate to answer. Then upload and share on social media using #Question101 or visit the Caucus 101 website or Facebook Page and share your link. (You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Standards


Iowa Core SS.9–12.PSCL.5
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand strategies for effective political action that impact local, state, and national governance.
Iowa Core SS.9–12.PSCL.1
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the value of lifelong civic action.
Iowa Core RH.11–12.6
Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
Iowa Core RH.11–12.8
Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.