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Free Press Makes Democracy Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A unit study of the importance of a free press in a democracy begins with class members listening to a podcast featuring two journalists, one from a United States public radio station and one from Capetown, South Africa. The lesson,...
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First Amendment Speech and Press Part II

For Students 7th - 12th
It's hard to overstate the importance of protecting speech and freedom of the press. Scholars learn how free speech is an important part of an individual's natural rights and a way to form opinions. The video also discusses ways the...
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Understanding the Basics of News Reporting

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Step into the shoes of a newscast director with a media analysis activity. High schoolers look over vocabulary for news media before deciding which three of five stories they'd want to air on tonight's news, based on exclusivity, viewer...
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Analyzing TV News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder why the most controversial or dramatic news stories are the first ones in a newscast? Evaluate every part of a television newscast, including the anchor's posture and facial expressions, the time allotted to each news story,...
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Comparing News Formats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a place for newspapers in an online world? How influential is the 24-hour television news cycle? High schoolers delve into an activity about three news formats—online news, print news, and newscasts—and consider the advantages...
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Evaluating News Reports

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The news can be scary, but is it always accurate? Young journalists read about the necessary elements of evaluating a news story for accuracy, thoroughness, newsworthiness, and biased or balanced reporting. After reading a description of...
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News Literacy Model Curriculum in Social Studies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate news literacy in the twenty-first century. They use technology, legal decisions, writings, and digital privacy to analyze the topic. Using what they learned, a group assignment looks into both the challenges and...
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Freedom of the Press: Crash Course Government and Politics #26

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When does freedom of the press end and national security begin? Learners research the idea of the freedom of the press under the First Amendment in the United States government and politics. They view the 26th lesson of a 50-part unit,...
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News

For Teachers 5th - 10th
How does broadcast news differ from accounts reported in newspapers? On the radio? Through the Internet? Middle schoolers discuss the news and speak about the differences between news in print and broadcast news. Given a list of six...
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News Quiz | July 29, 2011

For Students 10th - 12th
Kids are asked to first see what they know about news events from July 29, 2011. They are then asked to scan the paper and answer five questions. A good way to keep up on the daily news. 
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News Quiz: April 17, 2012

For Students 8th - 10th
What's happening in the news today? Read all about top headlines and breaking news from April 17, 2012. Learners will read or scan the New York Times then take a five question multiple choice quiz.
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News Quiz: May 24, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
What was new in news on May 24, 2011? Learners get friendly with the New York Times as they read or scan articles published on May 24, 2011. When they are finished reading, they take a quiz containing five multiple choice questions. 
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News Quiz | May 11, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
Take a news quiz! Find out how much your learners know about the events of May 11, 2012 according to the New York Times. They read the paper from that day and then take a five questions quiz.
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News Quiz | March 30, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce the class to the New York Times. They'll read articles posted on March 30, 2012 and then take a five question quiz. A great way to make daily news readers out of any learner.
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News Quiz | May 20, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
Take this daily news quiz to see how informed you are about events that made headlines on May 20, 2011. Check out each of the five questions in the quiz, read or scan the paper to find the answers, and then take the quiz to test your...
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News Quiz: May 16, 2011

For Students 7th - 9th
Have your class find out what was hot in the news on May 16, 2011. They can read the New York Times from that day to answer each of the five related multiple choice questions. A great way to stay informed, as well as to put informational...
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News Quiz | May 6, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
News Quizzes can be a fun way for learners to test their own knowledge. They read the Times published on May 6, 2011 and then take a five question online quiz. This quiz can also be printed.
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News Quiz | May 1, 2012

For Students 8th - 10th
Why not provide your class with an interactive news quiz? They can scan or read the New York Times from May 1, 2012 and then answer each of the six related multiple choice questions. Great for homework or as a daily warm up.
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News Quiz: May 17, 2012

For Students 7th - 9th
Keep that class well-informed by having them read the news everyday. They'll read several New York Times articles posted on May 17, 2012, then answer each of the five multiple choice questions.
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News Quiz | Jan. 3, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
What do your informed citizens know about events that made the news on January 3, 2012? Have them take this five question quiz to find out. After they have taken the quiz they can scan the New York Times from that day to see how much...
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News Quiz | May 19, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
What was happening in the news on May 19, 2011? Find out about the events that made the papers by reading the New York Times. After a quick glance at the paper take an online quiz to see how much you know.
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News Quiz | Feb. 8, 2012

For Students 9th - 12th
Take time to check the our the daily news. Learners read a copy of the Times published on February 8, 2012 and then take a five question quiz. A great way to introduce the daily paper to your class.
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News Quiz | Aug. 30, 2011

For Students 9th - 12th
The daily news is a source that provides tons of informational text. Get your class reading the New York Times to increase their awareness of current events and hot topics from August 30, 2011. A five questions multiple choice quiz is...
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News Quiz | Aug. 18, 2011

For Students 10th - 12th
Take the time to review the daily news with your class. They can peruse the August 18, 2011 edition of the New York Times, before answering a five-question quiz. Current events, check!

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