Brittany Packnett

Lesson plan: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. for today

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Use this lesson on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss dreamed of an America where people would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Continue reading

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

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