Media Literacy is an area of growing importance and interest for educators. Lesson 4 and 5 in this curriculum guide for The Post focus on “Fake News” and the importance of a free press. Additionally, Lesson 2 in our guide is a featured resource on Share My Lesson: https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/teaching-supreme-court-and-freedom-press-post-302377.
The Post Curriculum Guide
Lesson 1: The Pentagon Papers: The Facts of the Case (United States History)
Lesson 2: The Supreme Court and Freedom of the Press (United States History, Government)
Lesson 3: Daniel Ellsberg and the Espionage Act (United States History, Government)
Lesson 4: Journalism Ethics and “Fake News” (Journalism)
Lesson 5: Why Is a Free Press So Important? (Social Studies, English, Journalism)
Lesson 6: First Amendment Rights and the Student Press (Journalism)
Lesson 7: Character Conversations: The Interview (Drama/Theater)
Lesson 8: Active Viewing of The Post (English Language Arts, Film Literacy) – The Glossary of Film Terms linked below is useful for this lesson.
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Journeys in Film supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material.