U3.LP6: Media Bias

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  • U3.LP6: Media Bias

    1. 1. Warm-UpRead and answer the questions on the front of your notes packet. Before you answer them, circle the actors and underline the actions.
    2. 2. Warm-UpRead and answer the questions on the front of your notes packet. Before you answer them, circle the actors and underline the actions.
    3. 3. Warm-UpIn some eastern Arizona counties, the largestsegment of the population is under 18 years of age.By contrast, in some western counties of Arizona, alarge segment of the population is 65 years or older.Based on the information above, what would politicalcandidates likely focus to gain support from citizensin eastern Arizona.A.increase funding on higher education institutionsB.support medicaid/medicare fundingC.increase social security incomeD.protecting the rights of migrant farmworkers
    4. 4. Warm-UpThe United States Census Bureau projects that thepercentage of people over 85 years old will triple inthe next fifty years.What federal government action could best help theUnited States adjust to this demographic trend?A. granting college scholarships to low-income studentsB. providing low-interest loans to first-time home buyersC. increasing the minimum wageD. funding health care services
    5. 5. Warm-UpWhich of these is an example of lobbying by aspecial interest group?A. A hotel association develops a plan to attract moretourists.B. An animal rights organization presents its views to alegislator.C. A group of citizens asks city officials for a schedule ofpublic hearings.D.A neighborhood association backs a group of candidates for an election.
    6. 6. Warm-UpWhich action would a special interest group take togain support for a law proposed in Congress?A. meet with representatives to educate them about thebillB. present the groupʼs position in lawsuits heard in courtC. donate money to a presidential re-election campaignD. endorse political party candidates for the statelegislature
    7. 7. Objective Students will analyze political mediaexcerpts in order to examine the impact ofmedia coverage on politics, including voters and government officials.
    8. 8. Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Why is media important to politics?• GP: How to analyze the media• IP: Media analysis• Exit Slip
    9. 9. Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Why is media important to politics?• GP: How to analyze the media• IP: Media analysis• Exit Slip
    10. 10. Today’s lesson is brought to youwithout commercial interruption by the following...
    11. 11. What is media?• Media is a product that provides the general public with information.• Newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet are all considered media.• It has tremendous influence on public opinion and the political process.
    12. 12. What role does media play in government?
    13. 13. What role does media play in government?• The media is often referred to as the fourth branch of government for numerous reasons, such as the following:
    14. 14. What role does media play in government?• The media is often referred to as the fourth branch of government for numerous reasons, such as the following:• it greatly influences public opinion
    15. 15. What role does media play in government?• The media is often referred to as the fourth branch of government for numerous reasons, such as the following:• it greatly influences public opinion• it limits the power of government officials because it is constantly reporting on their every move
    16. 16. What role does media play in government?• The media is often referred to as the fourth branch of government for numerous reasons, such as the following:• it greatly influences public opinion• it limits the power of government officials because it is constantly reporting on their every move• what media chooses to focus on can greatly impact which issues people care about
    17. 17. How can media affect public opinion?
    18. 18. How can media affect public opinion?• Not only does the media report on the practices of government, but it also provides analysis.
    19. 19. How can media affect public opinion?• Not only does the media report on the practices of government, but it also provides analysis.• Sometimes this analysis is critical, or biased towards particular political parties or individuals.
    20. 20. How can media affect public opinion?• Not only does the media report on the practices of government, but it also provides analysis.• Sometimes this analysis is critical, or biased towards particular political parties or individuals.• It also changes the way that individuals view particular issues.
    21. 21. How can media affect public opinion?• Not only does the media report on the practices of government, but it also provides analysis.• Sometimes this analysis is critical, or biased towards particular political parties or individuals.• It also changes the way that individuals view particular issues.
    22. 22. What are the positive effects of media?
    23. 23. What are the positive effects of media?• Regular citizens have more opportunities to inform themselves.
    24. 24. What are the positive effects of media?• Regular citizens have more opportunities to inform themselves.• The power of government officials is kept in check.
    25. 25. What are the positive effects of media?• Regular citizens have more opportunities to inform themselves.• The power of government officials is kept in check.• People can be informed voters because they develop a better understanding of issues and candidates.
    26. 26. What are the positive effects of media?
    27. 27. What are the positive effects of media?
    28. 28. What are the positive effects of media? +
    29. 29. What are the positive effects of media? +
    30. 30. What are the positive effects of media? + =
    31. 31. What are the positive effects of media? + =
    32. 32. What are the negative effects of media?
    33. 33. What are the negative effects of media?• Voters may not vote at all because news organizations have predicted the winners of elections.
    34. 34. What are the negative effects of media?• Voters may not vote at all because news organizations have predicted the winners of elections.• People may receive inaccurate information, and make poor choices as a result.
    35. 35. What are the negative effects of media?• Voters may not vote at all because news organizations have predicted the winners of elections.• People may receive inaccurate information, and make poor choices as a result.• Candidates or political parties with more money and power could possibly influence news networks.
    36. 36. Can government limit the freedom of press?
    37. 37. Can government limit the freedom of press?• Yes, it absolutely can when the media does one of the following:
    38. 38. Can government limit the freedom of press?• Yes, it absolutely can when the media does one of the following:• When media prints government secrets that might threaten national security.
    39. 39. Can government limit the freedom of press?• Yes, it absolutely can when the media does one of the following:• When media prints government secrets that might threaten national security.• When media prints stories that could threaten the safety of the general public.
    40. 40. Can government limit the freedom of press?• Yes, it absolutely can when the media does one of the following:• When media prints government secrets that might threaten national security.• When media prints stories that could threaten the safety of the general public.• When media prints stories that are inaccurate, or false, about public officials (this concept is called libel)
    41. 41. Bust out the clickers please.It’s time to check for understanding.
    42. 42. What is libel?A. When media criticizes public officialsB. When media publishes false informationabout public officialsC. When media shares government secretsthat might threaten the safety of AmericansD. When media breaks a story that know onehas heard before
    43. 43. What is an example of something the MediaCANNOT say.A.“President Obama stalls at passing health care reform bill”B.“Local official arrested for driving while drunk, trial pending”C.“Senator McConnell voted no on welfare reform. This shows he doesnʼt care about low income people.”D.“Americaʼs secret stash of weapons is located at 1410 Nye Street, Capitol Heights, MD.”
    44. 44. Which of the following is sometimes called thefourth branch of government?A. Political partiesB. Interest GroupsC. LobbyistsD. Media
    45. 45. Why is Media sometimes called the fourth branchof government?A.because it criticizes elected officialsB.because it influences citizens opinions and votesC.because it is every whereD.because the government protects freedom of press
    46. 46. What is a negative aspect of media duringcampaigns and elections?A.Media may predict winners on election day based on exit pollsB.Media shares information about the candidatesʼ viewsC.Media shares information about votersʼ views.D.Media may criticize some candidates for what they say and do during the campaign.
    47. 47. Is Freedom of Press always protected?A.YesB.No
    48. 48. HOMEWORK Complete the reading for today’s lesson, U3.LP6, and complete the associated questions.Also, begin to study your exit slips for your Unit 3 assessment. It will be next week.
    49. 49. Guided Practice
    50. 50. Guided PracticeToday we are going to analyze political media, inorder to better understand how it can influence the opinions of people.
    51. 51. Guided PracticeToday we are going to analyze political media, inorder to better understand how it can influence the opinions of people.
    52. 52. Instructions
    53. 53. Instructions- You will see a video clip, and be asked to answer four basic questions.
    54. 54. Instructions - You will see a video clip, and be asked to answer four basic questions. - You will turn and talk with your neighbor in order toanswer each of the questions AFTER the clip has finished.
    55. 55. Instructions - You will see a video clip, and be asked to answer four basic questions. - You will turn and talk with your neighbor in order toanswer each of the questions AFTER the clip has finished.- You will then be called upon to share out your thoughts with the class.
    56. 56. Instructions - You will see a video clip, and be asked to answer four basic questions. - You will turn and talk with your neighbor in order toanswer each of the questions AFTER the clip has finished.- You will then be called upon to share out your thoughts with the class. - We will then have a quick and meaningful discussion where you must participate.
    57. 57. Instructions - You will see a video clip, and be asked to answer four basic questions. - You will turn and talk with your neighbor in order toanswer each of the questions AFTER the clip has finished.- You will then be called upon to share out your thoughts with the class. - We will then have a quick and meaningful discussion where you must participate.
    58. 58. Clip #1 The 2000 Election 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    59. 59. Clip #2 Jon Stewart talks about the protest... Hannity apologizes 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    60. 60. Independent Practice
    61. 61. Independent Practice• You will complete the same activity for each of the following video clips.
    62. 62. Clip #3 Glenn Beck on Obama 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    63. 63. Clip #4 Rachel Maddow on Prop 8 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    64. 64. Independent Practice
    65. 65. Independent Practice• Get out your own sheet of paper to continue with our activity today.
    66. 66. Clip #5 Hannity on Obamaʼs Patriotism... Obamaʼs actual thoughts. 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    67. 67. Clip #6 The Attack on Christmas 1. Is there bias? Yes or No.2. Why do you think there is bias? What actions or words demonstrated bias? 3. What are the people in the clip trying to get the general public to think? 4. How does this clip make you feel?
    68. 68. Independent Practice
    69. 69. Independent Practice• On the back side of your sheet of paper, complete the following half-page free write:
    70. 70. Independent Practice• On the back side of your sheet of paper, complete the following half-page free write: • Why does media matter in politics?
    71. 71. Exit Slip:1. You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip.2. Please only write the letter of your answer in the appropriate blank.3. Complete it in silence.4. When you are done, carefully check over your answers.5. After checking your answers, please begin your homework.
    72. 72. 3, 2, 1, See Ya!What are 3 things that you learned today?What are 2 things that confused you?What is 1 thing you want to know moreabout?

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