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  1. 1. Lesson 1: Media and Current Events Kevin Miller, Jr. The American School of Vietnam
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Welcome to TAS </li></ul><ul><li>Your teacher – Mr. Kevin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filling in for Mr. Jon – 2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to the class </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description of Course <ul><li>Media and Current Events (5PPW) </li></ul><ul><li>In this course, students will learn new techniques used in classroom and on-line research and gain practice in the writing of short informational reports, opinion pieces and other non-fiction projects in news and current events </li></ul><ul><li>Students will gain experience in integrating INTERNET sources, laptop and desktop technology, as they gather research for writing assignments in Social Studies and Science classes </li></ul><ul><li>The topics of reliability , objectivity ,and authenticity will be discussed as student will learn strategies helpful in submitting work that is sourced yet original </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary 1 <ul><li>Add these to your vocabulary notebook and define </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sourced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Primary and Secondary Sources <ul><li>What is a source? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an internet source? Give examples. </li></ul><ul><li>In your own words, define primary source </li></ul><ul><li>In your own words, define secondary source </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primary Sources <ul><li>A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types of primary sources include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Primary Source Examples <ul><li>Diary of Anne Frank </li></ul><ul><li>US Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution of Canada - Canadian History </li></ul><ul><li>A journal article reporting NEW research or findings </li></ul><ul><li>Weavings and pottery - Native American history </li></ul><ul><li>Plato's Republic - Women in Ancient Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Online primary sources: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Secondary Sources <ul><li>A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Some types of seconday sources include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of secondary sources include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A journal/magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A history textbook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A book about the effects of WWI </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Importance to online research <ul><li>Group Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is knowing whether a source is a primary or secondary source important when researching online for current news and events? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Vocabulary 2 <ul><li>Add these to your vocabulary notebook and define </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interprets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Types of Primary Sources <ul><li>In groups, search online and find some possible primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Group Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are selected online sources primary? Why or why not? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Types of Secondary Sources <ul><li>In groups, search online and find some possible secondary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Group Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are selected online sources secondary? Why or why not? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Next Lesson <ul><li>We will look at th e importance of a source being primary/secondary in the next lesson </li></ul><ul><li>We will see how a person's perspective can influence a source, ie. Biases or prejudices </li></ul>
  14. 14. Homework <ul><li>Identify 5 types of primary sources AND 5 types of secondary sources on the INTERNET </li></ul><ul><li>Explain in 1-2 sentences why EACH source is primary or secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Homework must be typed and printed out before the next lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary must be defined an presented by the next lesson </li></ul>