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One Book One LCC - The Hate U Give (2018-2019): Media Literacy

Resources for One Book One LCC - The Hate U Give

Big Questions

Are there gender, racial, political, or religious stereotypes that you see repeated in media? What are they? 

How powerful is the media in shaping how we see the world and others?

How do we decide what to believe?


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On the Media Podcast

On the Media is a podcast from WNYC radio that investigates media's impact on how people see, understand, and interact with the world. The episode focusing on racial bias in crime reporting is embedded (transcript linked below embedded audio), followed by the RSS feed of recent episodes.

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How to Evaluate Information

Evaluate your information using the CRAAP test. Based on what you discover, go back, brainstorm, and do more research.

How new (or old) is the information? 
Is the information out of date for your topic?
Does the information address your topic, thesis and supporting arguments? 
Is it at an appropriate level (i.e not too elementary or too advanced?)
Who wrote the information? Individual or institution? Are they credible?
Are the author's credentials or qualifications given?
Is there author's contact information?
Is the information consistent with other sources? 
Does the information seem biased?
Are there spelling or grammar mistakes?
Why was the information created? To persuade? To educate? To sell something?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions clear?
Are there political, cultural, institutional or personal biases and opinions?