The Energy Times

Extra! Extra! Read all about past and present energy use in a classroom-made historical newspaper. Useful as a cross-curricular assignment between science, history, and language arts, the project is sure to get young journalists researching, writing, and talking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Display the newspaper deadline for all to see, providing reminders or checklists to keep pupils on track to a successful completion 
  • Create a kid-friendly rubric that class members can reference while working 
  • Make multiple copies of the finished product for learners to browse when time permits 
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to allow pupils to research and write their part of the newspaper  
  • Browse news articles prior to bringing them in to verify their appropriateness for school 
Pros

  • Offers detailed teacher directions
  • Lists several extension activities 
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Energy Timeline
  • Content Standards Correlations
  • Activity