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Do Journalists Shape or Report the News?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze the presence of negative stereotypes and biased reporting in news media, and how this affects one's understanding of other cultures. Learners read newspaper excerpts and quotes from famous personalities to discuss the power of...
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Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use library or online resources to create time lines on the life of Johannes Gutenberg and tell the impact his invention, the printing press, had on the development of newspapers.
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How to Identify Fake News in 10 Steps

For Students 6th - 12th
Arm your class members with a weapon they can use to defend themselves against fake or misleading news. The ten steps outlined on the checklist provides investigators with ammunition they need to develop their information literacy skills.
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Press Ahead!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give class members some great news! A media unit teaches individuals about ethics, parts of a newspaper, business writing, photojournalism, and more topics that have to do with the press. Full of material for a variety of learners,...
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The News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young journalists learn about topics such as newspaper ethics, parts of a newspaper, credible sources, and different types of articles. The lesson empowers individuals and gives them the capability to express their voices through the...
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Newspapers in Your Life: What’s News Where?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Big news isn't necessarily newsworthy everywhere! How do journalists decide what to cover with so much happening around them? A instructional activity on media literacy examines the factors that affect the media's choice of stories to...
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News or Propaganda?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is considered news vs. propaganda? Learners will discuss objectivity and press responsibility while exploring these two concepts. They work in small groups to explore the article in-depth, guided by reading comprehension and...
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Covering the News

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare the coverage of two crime stories Using local or national newspapers, news magazines and other reference materials, each group trace the "unfolding" of two crime stories: The Laci Peterson investigation plus one students
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Today's Front Pages

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Take a close look at a number of newspapers with collection of lessons and activities. Using a poster (which can be found under the materials tab), learners examine the hard copy of a local newspaper. This leads into an exploration of...
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The News Behind the Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What a fun way to analyze plot, setting, and character. Learners review story elements, read a short fictional story, then turn the events of that story into a headlining news paper article. Not only does this lesson engage critical...
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The World in 22 Minutes: Constructing a TV News Lineup

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine several newspapers to compare front pages, headlines, and photographs, experience role of news editor, define and discuss factors that go into news judgements, and arrange twenty-two minute news broadcast by selecting...
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News View

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and analyze three different news sources that describe the same event. They compare/contrast the similarities and differences of the news sources, and write an essay describing the main event.
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Current Event Project

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
One of the best ways to make history relevant and engaging is to analyze current events before they become history! Check out these project guidelines for a current event research paper, outlining the major required sections of the...
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A Way with Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
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News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
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High Five: Go to Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
High school scholars learn valuable information about how to run a newspaper in the third and final installment of a media literacy series. The unit scaffolds learners to success with background information before they plan for...
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Inquiring Minds: News and Philanthropy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study newspaper articles and rewrite events from literature into news stories about kindness. In this news article lesson, students read sentences from newspaper articles and identify the purpose of the article. Students...
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Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news...
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In the News

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What American figures do you think are important to our country and the way it was shaped? Middle schoolers research an important American figure and use news reports to gather biographical information. Using this online research, they...
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News Quiz | May 19, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
What was happening in the news on May 19, 2011? Find out about the events that made the papers by reading the New York Times. After a quick glance at the paper take an online quiz to see how much you know.
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News Quiz | July 29, 2011

For Students 10th - 12th
Kids are asked to first see what they know about news events from July 29, 2011. They are then asked to scan the paper and answer five questions. A good way to keep up on the daily news. 
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News Quiz | May 11, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
Take a news quiz! Find out how much your learners know about the events of May 11, 2012 according to the New York Times. They read the paper from that day and then take a five questions quiz.
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News Quiz | May 20, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
Take this daily news quiz to see how informed you are about events that made headlines on May 20, 2011. Check out each of the five questions in the quiz, read or scan the paper to find the answers, and then take the quiz to test your...
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News Quiz | Feb. 8, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
Take time to check the our the daily news. Learners read a copy of the Times published on February 8, 2012 and then take a five question quiz. A great way to introduce the daily paper to your class.

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