News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum

Did you know that the Chinese Court Gazette is the longest continuing news paper in history? In addition to some great background information, this resource includes suggestions for activities across grade levels and across the curriculum.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members investigate the free online newspapers designed for kids
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for Canadian schools, the suggested activities are appropriate for most classrooms

  • Activities are suggested for all subject areas

  • Given the reading level of most newspapers, the lesson is more appropriate for upper-elementary classes