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Standards Index: Topic 5.12: The Media
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Skill 5D: Use refutation, concession, or rebuttal in responding to opposing perspectives.
Theme: Civic Participation in a Representative Democracy (PRD)
How to Fact-Check History
Students will learn about the methods professional news organizations and historians use to check facts and how that applies to their own work.
Journalism and Media Literacy: McDonald’s Hot Coffee
Students will learn how an attention-grabbing news story can easily be misunderstood, resulting in a false narrative that becomes deeply ingrained in the national culture. Journalism students will learn the importance of providing context.