This activity is meant to improve students researching skills. They will be directed to research both sides of a contemporary technological debate, in order to prepare for their debate the next day. Below is a list of what is expected for these students to be able to accomplish throughout this activity.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
1.4 Explain why different audiences might have different responses to media texts.
1.5 Identify whose point of view is presented in a media text, identify missing or alternative points of view, and, where appropriate, determine whether the chosen biew achieves a particular goal.
1. Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.
1.6 Extend understandng of texts by connecting, comparing, and contrasting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them.
1.8 Make judgements and draw conclusions about ideas in texts and cite stated or implied evidence from the text to support their views.
1.9 Identify the point of viewpresented in texts; determine whether they can agree with the view, in whoole or in part; and suggest some other possible presepectives.