The newspaper plays a vital role in this guide, which features lesson plans, activities and handouts for middle-school students.
Five modules explore the science behind everyday activities, challenging students to observe, predict, experiment, find a solution and communicate results.
A five-day lesson plan, “Citizens Together” explores the individual freedoms protected in the Bill of Rights.
Level One blends mapping skills with discussion of the various communities to which everyone belongs. Level Two looks at community identity and geography’s effect on local economies and lifestyles.
Especially effective at the middle-school level, this guide offers step-by-step instructions for producing a newspaper.
In this eight-chapter story, four elementary-age friends learn about a Civil War battle on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Updated to include national learning standards and a uniform lesson-plan structure, this guide features one elementary activity, one middle-school activity and one high-school activity for each “freedom.”
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Students learn how to fight fraud firsthand in this online activity by delving into newspaper stock tables, researching companies through online news, and deciphering the truth of investments from fraudulent sales pitches.
Featuring two activities, "Game On" invites students to use the local newspaper to get in the game of civics and acquire a better understanding of the basic rights of each American citizen as granted by the U.S. Constitution.
In this 16-chapter story, young Donnie Hutch and his puppet Humpty embark on a tumultuous journey of discovery. Join Donnie and Humpty as their daily adventures have them meeting a ghost, helping the town newspaper and exposing the crooked deeds of local law officers.
This guide is designed to help teachers integrate research-based literacy strategies into existing curriculum using the newspaper.
These lesson plans introduce middle-school students to journalism concepts and meet national language-arts standards. Three units focus on media literacy, the craft of journalism and newspaper production.
This eight-chapter story focuses on four elementary-age friends in the Outer Banks of North Carolina as they prepare for a hurricane.
Each of the 11 in-paper features highlights one “Mega Skill” and shows how using the newspaper can help develop that skill.
This tabloid details how a typical newspaper is put together, from gathering news to selling ads to printing and delivering the final product.
Activities in this guide use the newspaper to enhance skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, social studies and science.
Newspaper In Education Week takes place March 4-8. For the occasion, API is partnering with the Newseum on curriculum that emphasizes the newspaper as an educational resource.
The daily newspaper is the textbook for this nine-unit curriculum (revised in 2009), which gives middle- and high-school students an in-depth introduction to the world of journalism.
Available in English or Spanish, the guide offers suggestions on how to use the newspaper to reinforce what's being taught in school, to talk about shared interests and more.
Middle- and high-school teachers can use the worksheets and detailed assignments in this manual to guide students in the production of a newspaper.
This research-based curriculum for teachers and NIE professionals also contains ideas for parents to use at home with their children plus information about national trends in reading instruction.
The 10-chapter story focuses on a young neighborhood newspaper editor and how she and her intrepid staff cover a block party.
This nine-chapter story by Eric Douglas takes place on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It follows two young girls and their friends as they learn about sea turtles when one is found caught in a fishing line.
The "Social Media Toolbox" is free resource for students and educators who are interested in incorporating the use of social platforms into student media. The blog provides lesson plans and resources targeted toward high school journalism students and their advisers.
These quotations from the famous (and not-so-famous) about freedom of speech and freedom of the press make good discussion-starters or bulletin board items.
Scavenger hunts have long been a popular NIE activity. This publication presents 50 of them – one for each state in the country.