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Unformatted text preview: Media in China Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class Caz Note: This lesson plan is not acceptable for most university classes in China. Use this lesson plan with extreme caution as it could lead to getting you fired and/or deported. Resources: (all the material is attached at the end of this lesson plan) Media Censorship in China information & Exercise Questions (4 pages) Media Bias information (4 pages) Articles for Media Bias exercise (10 pages) Aim: Students will be able to brainstorm concepts of media Stage: Presentation/ Practice Time: 10 Method: Free Talk with Ss to come up with ideas of what Media means T assists Ss with the different streams of media: o Internet: broadcasting companies, blogs/ personal websites, podcasts, advertising banners, email. o Television: news, TV documentaries (national geographic) o Cinema, Documentaries (The Inconvenient Truth) o Advertising: various media, content, buying and placement for advertising o Non Fiction books, educational textbooks o Newspapers, Magazines o Research Journals: medical, psychology, media, etc. o Radio: news casts, talk back, current affairs, o Speeches, Debates Comments Aim: Students will be able to understand what media censorship is Stage: Presentation Time: 5. Method: Discuss the definition of media censorship o Definition: To examine media sources and prevent publication of information thought to be unacceptable. www.apheda.org.au/campaigns/burma_schools_kit/resources/1074040257_16812.html Comments Aim: Students will be able to practice reading/ comprehension Stage: Practice Time: 15. Method: Class is split into groups and use the Media Censorship in China article Together as a group they are to read the article. Comments Aim: Students will be able to answer questions about censorship Stage: Production Time: 20. Method: After Ss have read the article Ss are to complete the Questions on Censorship sheet. Depending on the number of Groups/ Ss, select a spokesperson to answer a question each. Time is based on allowing 10 minutes to answer questions, and 10 to speak/ discuss answers with class. Comments Aim: Students will be able to comprehend the terms bias and media bias Stage: Presentation Time: 5. Method: Free Talk what these terms are; provide definitions, discuss. Definition: Bias o a particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bias Definition: Media Bias o Media bias is a term used to describe a real or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media, in the selection of which events will be reported and how they are covered....
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- Spring '09