Analyzing the News

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With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly analyze news sources, considering their source, content, and overall message.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer a range of current event topics and have learners choose the one that interests them the most as their first assignment with this graphic organizer
  • After several assignments using the worksheet, continually refer to the key questions during your discussions of current events and primary sources to build a consistent practice of analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource was originally intended to prepare for a presidential election, but can easily apply to general news coverage
Pros

  • Includes sample of a completed graphic organizer
  • Well-designed graphic organizer for news source analysis
Cons

  • None