lesson13.docx - CITIES IN THE CLASSROOM Section IV Citizen Concerns Lesson 13 Research Techniques and Skills Lessons 13A 13F are suggested activities to

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CITIES IN THE CLASSROOM Section IV: Citizen Concerns Lesson 13 Research Techniques and Skills Lessons 13A – 13F are suggested activities to help prepare your students for effective research, choose the lessons that best fit the needs of your students and research topic. See each individual lesson for benchmark correlations. Source Adapted from: Kletzien, S. B., and Rappoport, A.L. Kids Around Town: A Local Government Education Model . League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, 1998. Overview Students will understand how to research effectively and appropriately by practicing different research skills: bias and propaganda techniques, point of view, analyzing arguments, fact and opinion, emotional appeals and asking good questions. This is also an opportunity to work with the media specialist at your school to help the students understand appropriate research methods. Objective Students will understand different research techniques in preparation for conducting research on the chosen local issue. Time Three 50 minute class periods Vocabulary None Strategies Independent Work Cooperative learning Group discussion Technology Integration Materials Applicable worksheets Potential Role of a Public Official Provide real world examples 1
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Lesson 13A Media and Political Communications SS.7.C.2.11 – Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda) LAFS.7.RI.2.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others. LAFS.7.SL.1.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher- led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Source Adapted from: Kletzien, S. B., and Rappoport, A.L. Kids Around Town: A Local Government Education Model . League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, 1998. Overview In order to research effectively, students need to recognize ways that people try to convince them to believe certain ways (or buy certain things). This lesson provides a useful way to begin to talk about bias and propaganda. Objectives Each student will be able to use and explain the terms “bias” “propaganda” “bandwagon” and “popular personality”. Student will recognize and analyze the use of “bandwagon” and “popular personality” techniques in the media. Time One 50 minute class period Vocabulary Bias o an inclination of temperament or outlook, a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment (merriam-webster.com) Propaganda o the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person (merriam-webster.com) Bandwagon o an appeal to the subject to follow the crowd, to join in because others are doing so as well (library.thinkquest.org) Popular Person/Testimonials o
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