Media

January 28, 2018
Have you ever thought about how black families are represented in the news? Would it surprise you to find out that black families are treated differently across the board in the media? Researchers…
August 15, 2017
   End–of Summer Quiz  1. Which of the following people has NOT been fired by President Trump? a) Anthony Scaramucci b) Abraham Lincoln c) Sean Spicer d) James Comey e) Jeff Sessions f) Sally…
April 23, 2017
Introduction   Share with students that the most popular host on cable TV, Bill O’Reilly, was fired on April 19, 2017, over claims of sexual harassment.  Fox News announced that Bill O'Reilly, the…
January 31, 2017
Ask students to read the following, or share the information with students.   Alternative Facts Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press: "You did not answer the question of why the president…
September 9, 2016
BLM Lesson Series Part 1: An Introduction   It’s been almost two years since Black Lives Matter, the social protest movement against "the disproportionate impact of state violence on Black lives"…
September 6, 2016
To the teacher: This quiz aims to get students engaged in issues that have surfaced over the summer.  Discussion questions on selected subjects follow the quiz. You may also want to have further…
July 8, 2016
When upsetting things happen in the world, it can be very helpful to give young people a chance to share their feelings and thoughts about it. While we adults may be tempted to avoid bringing up…
January 24, 2016
Quiz   To get the discussion started, give students a quick quiz.   Note that Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have approximately the same level of support…
August 20, 2012
  Introduction This summer, two celebrities, Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean, came out of the closet as gay men.  The following lesson, which requires two class periods, aims to help students…
February 12, 2012
  By Mark Engler   To the teacher: Recently comedian Stephen Colbert of TV's Comedy Central has gained attention for not only satirizing our political system, but also participating in it. As a…