News, Perspective, Bias – Intermediate

BM-I

Overview

Through the lens of the Boston Massacre, students think critically about presenter bias and how it can influence public perception. Next, they compare and contrast headlines presented by different news 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

Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

55 minutes

Topics

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

Author

Our American Voice

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