Ethics Card Sort: Media Censorship?

Should freedom of information and speech be limited to protect public morality? Should children be shielded from violence and sexually explicit material? Should the rich and famous be protected by privacy laws? Should the government stop terrorist groups using social media to recruit and spread their ideology? How the issue of fake news?

This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the arguments for and against the use of censorship. It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability.

The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order under the two main headings and then sick them into their books. Once students have fed back their results to a class discussion, they can then have a go at the extended writing activity or add additional ideas from the class discussion. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations.

When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen statements that can sorted.

The aims of this lesson / activity are:

Theme: Moral philosophy and ethics
Know: What is censorship of the media?
Understand: What are the arguments for and against censorship of the media?
Evaluate: How far should media be censored in a democratic society?

WILF - What am I Looking For?
Identify and describe - What is censorship of the media?
Explain - the arguments for and against censorship of the media?
Analyze -How far should media be censored in a democratic society?

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Created: Jul 27, 2018

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