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Understand the core values of American democracy and their relationship to the Declaration of Independence, their importance to a free and independent media, and their importance to the people who consume and produce information. Examine the results of a recent survey on student use of the Internet and compare their personal use with the survey’s results. Examine several examples of citizen journalism and evaluate its value to furthering the goals of a free press. Examine the use of “new media” and citizen journalism during the post-election protests in Iran and comment on their potential for creating political change in Iran.


  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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