Media Literacy in Social Studies: Whose Monument is This, Anyway?
Keywords:Media Literacy, teacher education, democratic citizenship
As a social sciences methods professor, I face a growing concern over preparing Teacher Candidates (TC) for an ever-divided political system. The purpose of this study was to create and use media literacy techniques regarding modern controversial issues. As educators, it is clear that the divide from political allegiance is hard to separate from our personal identity or political affiliations. It is clear from this study that this is a difficult but necessary process for future teachers to explore.