This lesson will explore what the media is, compare news to other types of information and news, and investigate the reasons that contribute to an issue or event being seen as newsworthy.
Unit: How does the media affect us?
In this lesson, we will learn about the rules that the media is required to follow, and what can happen if they do not. We will also consider what 'good journalism' looks like and why it is important.
This lesson will examine what a democracy is, and the vital role that the media plays within our democracy.
In this lesson, we discuss specific examples of how the media hold people in powerful positions to account for their actions. We also consider examples of when the work of journalists has made a real difference to society.
This lesson will explore the idea of 'fake news' and why we need to understand it as misinformation, disinformation and misinformation. We consider the impact of sharing information that is false, misleading or harmful, and what steps we can take to verify the information we consume.
In this lesson we will reflect on the role of the media in society and reflect on some of the issues raised in previous lessons. We will then evaluate whether or not the actions of the media can always be justified.
Units in Citizenship
Units in Media and digital democracy
- Citizenship - What’s it all about?
- What are our identities and communities?
- What rights should all children have?
- How does local democracy work?
- What is crime?
- How can we make a difference in our communities?
- How does the political system work in the UK?
- How does the media affect us?
- What is the law and how is it changed?
- How can citizens bring about change?
- Why was the struggle for the vote important today?
- What can we do about global problems?
- How is the UK governed?
- Are people treated equally in UK society?
- Why do people move around the world?
- How can we manage money well?
- Can digital democracy increase political participation?
- How can young people play an active role in democracy?