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Hot Off the Press
Students use their writing skills to perform newspaper jobs. They watch a video to introduce the jobs of publisher, editor, and reporter. They use peer editing to make corrections to their papers.
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Propaganda: What’s the Message?
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"The Battle For Congress: Midterm Elections 2010"
Don't let the date deter you from looking at this resource. Although the subject matter is the 2010 midterm elections, class members study the rhetoric candidates used and the predictions the press made about the influence of the Tea...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
A great idea for a fun homework assignment! The class fully and critically analyzes Daniel Sprick's painting, Your Plans. They then generate questions to ask the artist as they attend a mock press conference. They pretend to ask the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Student Opinion: Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smart Phones Playing 'Stupid Games'?
This versatile resource from The New York Times website provides a short opinion piece on smart phones and the amount of time we spend playing games on them as well as several possible writing prompts pupils could consider in response to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts