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IBDP Unit. Communication. Sensationalism.

This topic is always on fire. Talking about media, communication, mass media, newspapers, news... is bringing to our classes the reality and is totally necessary to help our students go through this format and type of information. The Internet made our world a rapid changing world and we need now to re-learn how to interpret and consume information. 
I usually use the following quotes to start our classes with a brief debate after going through the definition of sensationalism. We can talk about Subjective vs. Objective as a stepping stone for this unit. A few questions that can be used along with the quotes:

- Who are/were they?
- Are these quotes objective or subjective?
- Do you agree with this type of thinking? why?

 Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. [Spiro T. Agnew]
 What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. [W. H. Auden]
 It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed. [Walter Benjamin]

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More ideas to put in practice with this unit:
- Word families activity
We learn vocabulary by associating words with concepts in our brain, the more connections and meanings you make for a word the longer it will remain in your memory and the easier you will learn it. You can make your students look for similar prefixes and suffixes, find similar words with a similar meaning...

Below you'll find everything you need to teach/learn this unit with your IB Spanish SL class. If you think something can be improved, you have materials/resources than can be used along with these ones and/or you are missing something listed here, any links are not working... please give me a shout! 

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