Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.5c - Evaluating Media Sources

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by

c) analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media;



Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Voters evaluate information presented in political campaigns to make informed choices among candidates.

The media play an important role in the political process.


ESSENTIALS

Strategies for evaluating campaign speeches, literature, and advertisements for accuracy

 Separating fact from opinion

 Detecting bias

 Evaluating sources

 Identifying propaganda


Mass media roles in elections

 Identifying candidates

 Emphasizing selected issues

 Writing editorials, creating political cartoons, publishing op-ed pieces, posting to social media and blogs

 Broadcasting different points of view


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018