This What Is Newsworthy? lesson plan also includes:
What is news? What is newsworthy? Who decides and what criteria do they use? Introduce young journalists to the basics of reporting with this media literacy instructional activity.
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- If computers are not available in the classroom, use a variety of newspapers for the exercise, then visit the computer lab and have learners examine online news sources
- The first in a series of 10 media literacy resources
- The packet includes the lesson plan, a worksheet, and links to news sites designed for kids
- The exercise presumes kids have computer access; however, the lesson can be used with newspapers as well