This News Confusion: What Is News? lesson plan also includes:
Use headlines to help your learners understand what news is. First, present a list of categories to your class. Then instruct small groups to play a game in which they sort headlines into the categories. Discuss the result and examine front pages from today's news to extend the lesson.
- While designed to be conducted before a visit to Newseum, a news museum in Washington DC, this could be used on its own as an introduction to news
- Different instructions are included for grades four through six and six through eight
- Includes headlines and categories for the headline sorting game that you can copy, cut out, and provide for groups
- See the materials tab for a link to a page that collects the front pages of news sources