Activity

Journalism for Justice

Roll the presses! Or at least have your class members participate in the time-honored tradition of the student press by creating their own newspapers or journalist pieces on a social problem. After conducting research and collaborating with classmates, as well as investigating the rights of student journalists, learners publish their works. Additional activities allow for reflection and processing the experience.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a class newspaper on a pressing issue
  • Develop individual interests by having pupils write editorials or articles independently on social justice problems
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners may need access to the Internet for research or materials to publish their pieces or newspapers
Pros
  • Resource connects the class project to historical and legal precedents for freedom of the press in schools
  • Lesson allows for flexibility to meet the needs and interest of pupils
Cons
  • None