This book features critical media literacy activities for key civics concepts including democracy as a political system, a republic as a form of government, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the branches of U.S. government, elections and voting, political parties, citizenship, political leadership and courage, political protest, civil rights and social justice, political action committees, amendments to the Constitution, landmark Supreme Court decisions, functions of state and local government, freedom of the press, digital news and social media, and many more.
Each critical media literacy activity includes short written introductions followed by step-by-step directions for students to complete the activities, individually or in small groups. Every activity is designed to promote creative self-expression and higher-order critical thinking among students about the ways that online and print media impact our lives as well as our nation's politics.
3. Institutions of United States Government
4. The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
5. The Constitution, Amendments, and Supreme Court Decisions
6. The Structure of State and Local Government
7. Freedom of the Press and News/Media Literacy