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CPHS_English_Isms Paper : Define Topic

Planning Guide

Research Paper Planning Guide

Step 1: Pick an advertisement and analyze the ISM that it promotes (racism, colorism, ageism, sexism, sizeism, accentism, etc)

Step 2: Write a research question for your paper. When looking at bias and stereotypes in the media, ask the following questions:  

  • What are some of the key causes of _____________?

  • What are some of the significant effects of _________?

Step 2: Research the significant effects of the ISM (race discrimination, skin lightening/hair processing due to colorism, age discrimination, eating disorders due to sizeism, etc)

Step 3: Choose three sources that talk about the effects of the ISM

Step 4: Write a research paper that discusses the advertisement and the effects of the ISM in the real world

 

Assignment


Where do we find good sources?

 

Here are some places to look for good sources

Here are some places to avoid

Databases (http://www.ahschools.us/eresources)

npr.org

bbc.com

New York Times

Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal

The Guardian

ABC News

CBS News

Associated Press (AP)

Breitbart News

InfoWars

RedState

The Blaze

The Daily Caller

Addicting Info

Natural News

Occupy Democrats

David Wolfe

U.S. Uncut

Google the Zimdars List of fake news sites

Fishy URLs (.co/.su/.net)