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Unit 3: "Unbiased Reporting"

When The Daily Byte‘s lead reporter comes to the Editor-in-Chief with a tip that the Mayor is misusing relief funds, players find themselves in the midst of a potential political scandal as they sift through contradictory evidence to determine whether to publish her article.

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TEACHER RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

Use the robust question sets with students to build background knowledge and stimulate a rich discussion for their first workplace session (“Morning”) and to review decisions and in-game activities after gameplay.

PRE-GAMEPLAY

MORNING
RI.6.1
Cite Textual
Evidence

MIDDAY
RI.6.4
Vocabulary

AFTERNOON
RI.6.8
Trace Argument

Evening
(Writing)

Access rubrics as well as the texts students read during gameplay to model reading closely and support the writing process.

WRITING RUBRIC
W.6.2
Write Informative
Texts

SOURCE DOCUMENTS

Completion Certificates

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

Answer Keys

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

STUDENT RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

MORNING
RI.6.1
Cite Textual
Evidence

MIDDAY
RI.6.4
Vocabulary

AFTERNOON
RI.6.8
Trace Arguments

Evening
(Writing)

Scaffold the writing process with student checklists, graphic organizers, and source texts that mimic gameplay.

CHECKLIST

WRITING PROMPT
TEMPLATE

SOURCE DOCUMENTS