Language Arts

Speaking & Listening
Evaluate the significance and accuracy of information and ideas presented in oral, visual, and multi-media communications across the subject areas.E.CIM.4.C.1(4) Compare and contrast the ways in which media genres (e.g., televised news, news magazines, documentaries, online information) cover the same event.

EL.08.SL.11 Evaluate the credibility of a speaker (e.g., hidden agendas, slanted or biased material)


EL.08.RE.23 Note and analyze instances of unsupported inferences, deceptive reasoning, persuasion, andpropaganda in text. (4 Resources )


Social Studies

Social Science

Grade 8


SS. Distinguish between “needs” and “wants” in the U.S. and other countries of the world, and the impact of the media.

Social Science Analysis

Eighth Grade

SS. Gather, interpret, use, and document information from multiple sources, distinguishing facts from opinions and recognizing points of view.

SS.CIM.5.0.2(1) Gather, analyze, use, and document information from various sources, distinguishing facts, opinions, inferences, biases, stereotypes, and persuasive appeals.

SS.CIM.5.0.2(2) Understand what it means to be a critical consumer of information.

(revised 2/06)

Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Drug Use Prevention
CCG: Demonstrate interpersonal communication, analyzing influences, and advocacy skills while understanding the impact of drug prevention.

H.CIM.2.0.1(3) Analyze the influences and pressures teenagers face regarding issues of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Promotion of Healthy Eating
5th Grade
H. Describe how media, cultural and family influences encourage healthy eating practices.


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