Intelligence of Authentic Character - News Coverage and John Brown's Raid

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The resource, a standalone, shows how news coverage of John Brown's Raid began when the event happened and how that reporting shaped perception in West Virginia history. The resource includes interesting anticipatory discussion questions, worksheets, primary sources to analyze.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider teaching as part of a unit on the evolution of journalism in the United States
  • Extend learning by assigning homework where scholars find patterns in 24-hour news coverage for the next few days and compare their findings to the coverage of John Brown's Raid
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires devices with Internet coverage or some prep work to print out handouts and distribute
  • The Word doc is large and takes longer than normal to open/load
Pros

  • Relates history to current events and makes learning meaningful
  • Includes bell ringer and essay questiosn to keep the class actively engaged
  • Easy to differentiate instruction
Cons

  • None