Are You a Publisher?: Free Press and You

This Are You a Publisher?: Free Press and You lesson plan also includes:

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. The class closes with a discussion of the results and a possible extension from the ideas listed.

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Instructional Ideas
  • To gather more varied data about how people publish, require individuals to interview someone their own age as well as a parent, guardian, or teacher
Classroom Considerations
  • Some extension ideas are a bit out of date, but could be easily altered
  • This plan is designed to take place after a visit to the Newseum, a news museum in Washington DC; however, visiting the museum is not necessary for the success of the activities