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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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2017 World Press Freedom Index

For Students 6th - 12th
Freedom of the press was seen as a right so important that the Founding Fathers listed it as part of the first amendment to the United States Constitution. Americans pride themselves on this freedom, but just how free are American...
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Free and Independent Press

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students determine how free press principles can be compromised. For this global studies instructional activity, students read an article titled "Free and Independent Press." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the article.
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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 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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Using the Newspaper to Teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Of all the amendments found in The Bill of Rights, the First Amendment contains some of the most important freedoms for American citizens. A unit plan on the First Amendment features interactive lesson plans designed to teach about those...
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Press Ahead!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give class members some great news! A media unit teaches individuals about ethics, parts of a newspaper, business writing, photojournalism, and more topics that have to do with the press. Full of material for a variety of learners,...
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Are You a Publisher?: Free Press and You

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What kinds of media do your pupils use to read and publish information? After a discussion about what publishing means, and about the freedom of the press, class members interview one or two other people about their publishing habits....
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Power of the Press - Time Line

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the evolution of communication. In this media history lesson, students participate in a series of mini-lessons regarding the history of communication from the Gutenberg printing press to the Internet. Students conduct...
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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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Freedom of the Press Around the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars research press freedoms in various countries such as Iran and North Korea. They create a freedom of the press report card for the countries examined.
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A Look at Social Media Policies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Should school news publications use social media if their district is against the use of social media in school? Pupils ponder the policy, then examine their publication's plan in parts seven and eight of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox...
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Media Institution: Crash Course Government and Politics #44

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A short, informative video discusses the various ways the media impacts the thought processes of citizens in the United States. Scholars analyze what bias exists in the media and how to know who to trust in reporting the news. Open...
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Consequences of the Sedition Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research and discuss the consequences of the Sedition Act. They illustrate the difficulty of balancing security needs and personal freedom using an example from John Adams's presidency.
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A Way with Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
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Citizen Journalism

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the role of citizen journalism, freedom of the press, and the First Amendment. They analyze the results of an Internet survey, discuss the ethics of downloading copyrighted material on the Internet, and write a news story.
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Writing a Newspaper Article

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The perfect resource for a beginning journalism teacher or someone designing a journalism unit, this activity prompts students to write a newspaper article. It covers all aspects of the writing process, such as a guided warm-up...
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Citizens Together: You and Your Newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Not all news in a newspaper comes in the form of a traditional article; photographs, charts, and even editorial cartoons help spread important information, too. A civics-based unit describes the parts of the newspaper as tools for...
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Media Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #45

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the legality of reporting the news or providing entertainment over the airwaves. Scholars discuss the limits of the Internet, television, and print media under the Constitution. 
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Clear and Present Danger

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source...
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Breaking News English: 1989 Freedom Picnic

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Freedom Picnic worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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The Laundry News

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this reading worksheet, students answer 10 multiple-choice questions about the book. For example, "What happened to the very first edition of the Laundry News?"
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Chicago Tribune vs. US (1942): When Does Freedom of the Press Go Too Far?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define freedom of the press in peace and war time. As a class, they identify the need for the public to be informed, but discuss where the line should be drawn to protect national security. They develop their arguments...