Many media outlets shy away from exposing corporate power. When journalists do investigate and report on abuses of corporate power, however, they do a major public service and can save lives by bringing the truth to light.
This is not a chronological history lesson. This lesson, instead, asks students to critically examine a historical event with which they are already familiar. Prior to this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of corporate power and the media.
The lesson uses the following video. For additional videos, a historical timeline on the topic and more, view Moments of Truth: Corporate Power.