Freedom of press doesn’t promise perfection. By exploring corrections, students learn why the news media make mistakes and what happens.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 30-60 minutes
MATERIALS: When the News Media Make Mistakes worksheet (download); Accuracy Checklist worksheet (download); newspapers, magazines or internet access
PREPARE: Make copies of the When the News Media Make Mistakes and Accuracy Checklist worksheets, one per student.