Analysing Documentaries and articles - Explaining assessment and example PowerPoint

Two PowerPoints:

  1. Explaining the assessment task (Create an informative multimodal presentation that discusses how bias may be present in documentaries and written articles) and the criteria. Learning about the features of a multimodal to prepare you for this task and looking at an example introduction written by a past student. Some example quotes from Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine to use as an example (and practice analysing). Advice on where to find further quotes.

  2. A PowerPoint for the following lesson teaching students how to analyse bias in media articles. Going through the 2 types of bias in texts (over exaggeration and under exaggeration). A quick practice of analysing bias in particular examples from Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine. Afterward the PPT looks at three articles about Chernobyl and students are encouraged to determine whether we believe their portrayal was: Balanced (correct), Bias through minor under-emphasis, Bias through extreme under-emphasis, Bias through over emphasis or Bias through extreme over emphasis. Prior to this, there is a brief explanation of what happened and some images and videos. It includes some questions for students to consider as they read the article. Finally, it includes copies of a PPT made by a past student for their multimodal for students to look at and draw inspiration from.

One Word Document (A task scaffold) which contains planning steps for the assignment and a suggested structure.

Other resources which can be given to students during in class drafting lessons or for homework.

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  • 10ENG--T4--wk2--L1---Assessment-explained-(2016).pptx
  • 10-Eng-scaffolding-for-task-(updated-2016).docx
  • 1.-Key-Terms.docx
  • 2.-Scaffolding-prompts-for-analysing-Bowling-for-Columbine.docx
  • 3.-Planning-steps.docx
  • 4.-Suggested-Structure.docx
  • 5.-Referencing-instructions.docx
  • 6.-What-to-put-in-your-PowerPoint.docx
  • Example-bias-article-about-Sandy-hook-school-shooting.docx
  • Suggested-layout-for-PowerPoint.pptx

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Created: Oct 18, 2016

Updated: Jun 12, 2019


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