Unit title: “Factfulness” Truth vs. bias and sensationalism in the media
Global issue cluster(s): Identities and relationships
Area of exploration(s): Readers, writers, texts
Key concept: Communication
Related concepts: Audience, bias, purpose, rhetoric
Statement of inquiry: The media construct versions of reality that serve particular interests and ideologies
Text(s): Assorted language media texts, including: newspaper/magazine covers, straight/hard news, editorialised news, opinion pieces.
- Paper 1 – Guided textual analysis (SL rubric / HL rubric)