English 11 2017
Rick Mercer Report
Big Ideas – New Media 11
- Language shapes ideas and influences others
- Digital citizenship requires both knowledge of digital technology and awareness of its impact on individuals and society
- Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed
- People understand text differently depending on their world views and perspectives
- The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world
Content: Text features and structures:
- form, function, and genre of texts
- elements of visual/graphic texts
- literal and inferential meaning
- bias, propaganda, manipulation
- Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate its relevancy, accuracy and reliability
- Recognize the complexities of digital citizenship
- Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in text
Here is what we did in this Media Literacy unit
Investigating the news behind the click-bait. Students chose one or more of these images to Investigate the story behind the image.
Use this document, Ten Questions for Fake News Detection as you look for the facts.
Key Terms Media Fake News – Do this word sort – words I know, words I don’t know, class discussion
We examined the Ideology Infographic from Information is Beautiful on the left and right, since ideology drives so much of what this topic is about. We also examined this Trusted Media infographic. We practiced Spot the ideology with memes that are circulating Facebook and other social media sites.
Choose one of these two articles to respond to: Fake News: How a Partying Macedonian Teen Earns Thousands Publishing Lies or From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece Students Respond to article on fake news.
Links to facilitate understanding used throughout the lessons and discussions:
Satire and comedy as fake news: