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Explore the intersection between media and politics in this episode from Founding Principles: American Governance in Action, a civics video series produced by Bowdoin College. Through a study of foundational documents like the Constitution, specifically the 1st Amendment, students learn about the evolution of media, the impact of political ads on policy, bias in the media, and the effects of media framing, priming, and agenda setting in the shaping of American government and politics.
Support materials include a breakdown of enduring understandings, an overview of content, a list of covered foundational documents and Supreme Court cases, ideas for extending learning, suggested classroom activities, related vocabulary words, and a student viewing guide with comprehension and critical thinking questions. For more resources from Founding Principles, check out the collection page.
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