McRel Compendium of K-12 Standards Addressed:
Standard 17: Understands issues concerning the relationship between state and local
governments and the national government and issues pertaining to representation at
all three levels of government
Standard 19; Understands what is meant by "the public agenda", hot it is set, and how it is
influenced by public opinion and the media
Standard 27: Understands how certain character traits enhance citizens' ability to fulfill personal and civic responsibilities
Standard 1: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
Standard 4: Gathers and uses information for research purposes
Standard 5: Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
Standard 7: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of
Listening and Speaking
Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
Standard 9: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
Standard 10: Understands the characteristics and components of the media
Working with Others
Standard 1: Contributes to the overall effort of a group
Standard 4: Displays effective interpersonal communication skills
Thinking and Reasoning
Standard 1: Understands and applies the basic principles of presenting an argument
Standard 6: Applies decision-making techniques
Standard 3: Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
Common Core National Standards Addressed:
Common Core: Writing, 4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Common Core: Writing, 3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
ISTE National Standards Addressed:
ISTE: Media Concepts, 1.0 Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual expression.
ISTE: Media Concepts, 3.0 Students will be able to interpret and evaluate various media presentations within their context.