With the empowerment of social media news literacy, students in special education can interact with their world with deeper competencies of critical thinking skills and civic engagement. In exploring personal and news biases, online users will have the tools to effectively grapple with the content found in their newsfeeds.
The included lesson uses current social media news stories. Students will be able to identify vocabulary communicating possible bias, including absolute words or phrases, words or phrases communicating degree, and words or phrases that are positively or negatively charged.
Burchard, M.S., Konopasek, L., Layman, B., Myers, S., and Poston, L. (2021). Recognizing bias in social media news. Media Literacy for Teaching Special Education by the Partnership for Media Literacy for Exceptional Populations, 2(1). https://mosaic.messiah.edu/