News, Perspective, Bias – Advanced

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Overview

Through the lens of the Boston Massacre, students think critically about presenter bias and confirmation bias to understand how they can influence public perception. Next, they compare and contrast contemporary news stories presented by different outlets and reflect on the importance of recognizing bias and taking multiple perspectives into account when reviewing stories and drawing conclusions about events.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

60 minutes

Topics

American Revolution, bias, Boston Massacre, confirmation bias, media, news, perspective

Author

Our American Voice

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