In this lesson, we will explore the role of the media in: influencing and informing the public; reporting news accurately; investigating issues and exposing problems in the public interest; and scrutinising the government and others in power and holding them to account for their actions.
Unit: How well does the media hold those in power to account?
In this lesson, we will be looking at what we mean by the term 'responsible journalism'. We will explore the key terminology associated with responsible journalism: verification, independence and accountability. In this lesson, we will consider how the media is regulated in the UK and examine the case for greater media regulation.
In this lesson, we will use a case study approach to explore how the media supports the values of a democracy.
In this lesson, we will explore the differences between misinformation, disinformation and malinformation and the impact they can have on a democracy. We will also consider what we can do about this spread of misinformation, disinformation and malinformation.
In this lesson, we will explore why a free press is important in a democracy and we will make a comparison with a country where the media is censored.
In this lesson, we will look at a range of questions to recap our learning and consider how we would respond to these.
Units in Citizenship
Units in Media and digital democracy
- How well does the media hold those in power to account?
- How can we make a difference in society? Active citizenship project
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the UK democratic system?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the legal system?
- How does the economy work?
- How does the UK play a meaningful role in the international community?
- How is UK society diverse and changing?
- What is the nature of the British constitution?
- Why do we need the right to protest in democracy?
- How do others govern?
- Where does power reside in the UK?
- Practising what we have learned - GCSE revision and retrieval