- Talk to your students before you start this center about bias in the mass media.
- Have several articles from recent magazines and newspapers available that refer to the presidential election coming this year. Try to find articles on all parties.
- Have your students read these articles and note biases that they see in each article.
- Students should answer some basic questions:
- Does the journalist have a "slant" toward one party or political philosophy?
- What words are used to convey these opinions?
- Based on all of the articles, what will the public believe about the election if their only source of information is the mainstream media?
- After reading the articles yourself, what do you think about the election?
- Which source was the least biased, just giving the facts?
- What other sources of information are available that will help you get a more balanced view?