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Interactive lesson “How to Distinguish Between Fake and Truth in the Media” for students of grades 10–11

11 October 2017

Audience: high school students (grades 10–11) and for undergraduate college students.

The lesson lasts for 45 minutes. 

The purpose of this lesson is to form a responsible attitude towards the disclosure of information about injustice and gross violations of human rights. The lesson is interactive and consists of two exercises and a movie screening. Students work with primary historical documents and media texts while performing their tasks. The participants learn to read thoroughly, analyse historical materials and develop their own personal attitudes towards Ukrainian history.

During the class, students are offered to watch the educational movie “Covering the Holodomor: Memory Eternal” with further discussion. The film focuses on the issue of media responsibility in covering and concealing human rights violations. The history of the Holodomor, as a lesson in history, tells us how the murder of 7 million Ukrainians was unnoticed in the world in the 1930s and in the next 50 years, as a result of official denials and journalistic lies.

The objectives of this interactive lesson are:

  • To learn how to decode propaganda in media texts;
  • To understand the function of mass media in a democratic society and the value of freedom of speech;
  • To understand our own responsibility for indifference to a crime or injustice and to understand our own role in the disclosure of human rights violations through freedom of speech.

The lesson was developed by the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide using the materials of the museum and a manual for teachers “Media Literacy in Social Studies Classes”.

To register for the workshop, please call (044) 254-45-11.

The workshop costs 80 UAH for a group of up to 5 people, 160 UAH for a group of up to 12 people, 230 UAH for a group of 13 to 20 people. The participants must also buy entrance tickets to the museum.