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Resources for Teachers

Use our journalism and news literacy curriculum resources to produce high-quality, relevant stories that connect your community to national and global current events.

Lesson 1.1: What is Newsworthy?

Students learn about how decisions are made about what’s newsworthy.

Lesson 2.2: Interviewing: The Art of Asking Questions

Students practice calling a source to conduct a phone interview in a role-playing simulation activity. They learn five characteristics of good interviewing and five characteristics of being an effective source.

Lesson 2.3: Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and their Role in Journalism

Students learn why many people like opinions more than facts and reflect on the negative and positive consequences of this tendency. Then they practice three strategies for determining the difference between the opinions and facts to discover the power of critical thinking.

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