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ERIC Number: EJ781099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns
Sperry, Chris; Sperry, Sox
Social Education, v71 n7 p366-371 Nov-Dec 2007
The next American president will likely be the candidate who crafts the best "impression" in the media. It is the job of social studies teachers to help students separate impressions from substance and to understand the role that media play in crafting people's meaning making and shaping their decision making. Social studies teachers can help students to recognize the epistemology of media construction by integrating interactive decoding into the history curriculum and by helping them understand the central role that media have played throughout the history of American elections. Examples of past media messages are included.(Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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