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;
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.
Strategies for evaluating campaign speeches, literature, and advertisements for accuracy
Separating fact from opinion
Mass media roles in elections
Emphasizing selected issues
Writing editorials, creating political cartoons, publishing op-ed pieces, posting to social media and blogs
Broadcasting different points of view