Unit Plan

News Literacy Model Curriculum in Social Studies

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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 benefits of the news reporting in the digital age.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a journalist into the classroom for a firsthand question-and-answer session
  • Create your own newspaper using today's technology and knowledge of news literacy 
Classroom Considerations
  • The unit is designed for multiple days; place all materials in a central location 
  • Pace lessons using the allotted time frame 
  • Resource is 85 pages long, which is a lot of material for teachers to sift through
  • Resource provides a teacher rubric for easier grading
  • Lesson includes vocabulary list and definitions