Press Ahead!

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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, including a glossary of vocabulary and a list of additional resources, the unit enables classes to explore the freedom of the press—and how to exercise that right in their own newspapers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a journalist from the local paper to talk to your class as an extension activity
  • Have your class produce their own newspaper as the summative assessment for the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Students need to sit in groups; be sure the class setup works for this
  • Contains a helpful chart that tracks English language arts and social studies standards 
  • Assessments included in resource have effective, single-point rubrics
  • None
Common Core