Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers

This Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers unit also includes:

What is and what will be the role of newspapers in the future? Keeping this essential question in mind, class members use print, electronic, and/or web editions of newspapers, to investigate topics that include financial literary, nutrition, the environment, character education, and information technology. They then compare this information with that found on blogs and institutional websites.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with a lesson on the safe use of the Internet using the links provided at the end of the packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Newspapers in Education (NIE) Week is celebrated annually during the first full school week in March
  • Although the guide is designed for the 2010 NIE week, the materials and activities are appropriate for any NIE week
  • Topics include financial literary, nutrition, the environment, character education, and information technology
Pros

  • The 49-page packet includes lessons, designed specifically for various grade levels, activities, worksheet templates, and resource links to sites that provide information about making the Internet safe for children
Cons