Compare ideas and points of view expressed in broadcast and print media.
Student knows what a point of view is. Student is familiar with various broadcast and print media (newspaper, magazine articles, etc.). Student is able to compare and contrast points of view presented in the media.
Read a newspaper article with your child. Pick an issue that is child friendly and after you are done reading ask your child what their thoughts on the issue are.
In addition, have your child sum up the point of view of the writer for you. If they are struggling, ask them guiding questions. Is the writer for or against…? Is the writer happy or upset with what is happening?
Find two articles that are discussing the same issue but have differing viewpoints. Discuss with your child what the differences in the point of views are.
Make a chart with your child so they can have a visual of the similarities and differences in viewpoints. A venn diagram will work nicely. Draw two overlapping circles. In the overlapping area, write the similarities. On the outside of the circles write the differences.
Watch a report on an issue on television or the internet with your child. Make sure it is child friendly. After you are done watching the report, ask your child what their thoughts on the issue are.