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(News Activities, That Is!)


Lesson PlanningEducation World offers five complete lessons to help teachers integrate newspapers into their curriculum. Included: Links to dozens of other activities!

In recognition of the many ways teachers use newspapers in the classroom, Education World offers five lessons --and links to many more lessons in our archive -- to help teachers integrate the newspaper into their curriculum. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Approximate grade levels for each activity appear in parentheses.)


Working on the Slant
Students compare how different newspapers handle the news of the day. Work sheet included. (Grades 3-12)

News Sources
for Students

* CNN Student News
* New York Times Learning Network
* PBS Online NewsHour Extra: News for Students
* PencilNews from MSNBC
* Scholastic News Zone
* StudentNewsNet
* TIME for Kids
* Weekly Reader

Reporting Live from the 20th Century
Inspire students to create a newspaper reporting on some of the top 100 news stories of the 20th century. (Grades 3-12)

A Better Class of Journal-ists
Current events journals allow students to record and reflect on the week's news. (Grades K-12)

Heads Up for Headlines
Turn students into copyeditors as they write headlines expressing the main idea of some de-headed news stories. (Grades K-12)

History, Today and Every Day
Help students discover how print journalism reflects the values and language of the times. (Grades 6-12)


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World®
Copyright © 2010 Education World

Originally published 03/22/2002
Last updated 09/17/2010