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China Dolphin Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about report claims that dolphins are now extinct in China's Yangtze river. They assess key vocabulary terms within the article and discuss how to design a perfect animal for...
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Brazilian Guilty of Murdering American Nun

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about a nun's murder in Brazil. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article, answer a variety of comprehension questions and study how to write a letter to a newspaper.
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Ancient Music Recreated in Scotland

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about ancient musical tunes that have been found in a church in Scotland. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article and compose lyrics for a song after answering a...
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Britney Allowed To Visit Her Children

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read, analyze and discuss a newspaper article about the American singer Britney Spears and the courts giving her permission to see her children three times a week. They assess key vocabulary terms found in the article and then...
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Britain Information Blunder

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about a benefit claimants, in Britain, that were warmed to check their bank accounts, after personal details of 25 million people were lost. They assess key vocabulary terms found...
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What do you know?

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this newspaper article worksheet, students listen to the article their teacher reads and put a check if they know about the sentences the teacher reads or a circle if it is new information. Students do this for 6 sentences.
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Class Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils create a class newspaper. In this classroom newspaper lesson, students serve various roles to contribute to the design of the paper. Jobs include editor, assistant editor, layout, comic, reporter, writer, and photographer among...
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How Social Media Can Make History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
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Global Health Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to...
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"The Beaches of Agnes": Planning a Video Self Portrait

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Agnes Varda’s autobiographical “The Beaches of Agnes,” models for young filmmakers the cinematic self-portrait. Far from “old and plump,” Varda is a giant of filmmaking and will inspire your pupils. After watching a clip of this famous...
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Press Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
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Photographic Memories

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this lesson, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives....
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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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Medicare Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers calculate how much of each paycheck is deducted into the Medicare system, explain the need for health insurance and Medicare, and work in small groups to develop their own plan to reform Medicare.
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Cyberspace Safari

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers go on an information gathering hunt on the Internet to study West African empires. They work in teams; meteorologists, bankers, writers, and archaeologists. They collect data on all sorts of topics related to West...
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The Choking Game Informational Sheet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This plan leads students though the creation of an informational fact sheet that promotes the message of not playing the choking game and valuing one's life. They participate in a class discussion, and in small groups conduct Internet...

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