The time required to complete this is one to two class periods (depending on whether the students read the newspapers as homework or do it in class.)
In this lesson students will:
1. Computers with Internet access
1. The teacher should select a current event concerning the United States that has international significance.
2. Assign students to read the coverage of this event from a Western and Middle Eastern online newspaper. The teacher should assign the sources so that all of the sites are investigated.
A link that will allow you to search a wide variety of newspapers, news media and news sources is http://www.abyznewslinks.com.
3. Students should
b. Note the "facts" on which sources disagree.
c. Deduce from each report what its subtext and political agenda is.
1. Written evaluation of the online news coverage from both sources.