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Lesson 2.1: Finding Story Ideas

By generating news story ideas from their own life, students learn how news develops from people’s natural curiosity about the people, places, events and situations of daily life.

Lesson 3.2: Team Work and Planning

Working in groups can be challenging for even the best students and so helping kids learn how to work well together can be an invaluable lesson not only in journalism but across the curriculum. Remind students that while some news organizations have APJs (All Platform Journalists) who work in field alone producing news packages, it is still common practice to collaborate in teams of two to five production members.

Lesson Plans for SRL Video Topics

Classrooms around the country participating in the Student Reporting Labs program will be focusing on three main topics this school year: the dropout crisis, the Constitution and science issues in the community. Our team has created a lesson plan for each of the topics.

How to Pitch a News Story

Students will learn how to pitch a news story.

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