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Essential Questions: 
  • How do the US and Chinese news media cover similar events?
  • Which kinds of events are featured and which are omitted?
Content: 
  • Current events in China, as covered in the US and Chinese media
Skills and Processes: 
  • Analyzing news reporting for bias
  • Collecting and processing qualitative data
  • Formulating an original theory from data
  • Preparing a major, formal piece of analysis
  • Utilizing online tools like Google Reader to track the news
Resources: 
  • New York Times
  • China Daily
  • Google News