Want to know the difference between straight news, an editorial and an op-ed? These tools and activities will help you differentiate facts from opinions, learn why they sometimes intersect and understand why knowing the difference matters.
Separating facts and opinions has always been a necessary skill when consuming news media. In this activity, students use the E.S.C.A.P.E. strategy to closely analyze a historical source, shedding light on the role of opinions in historical journalism and drawing comparisons with its contemporary uses.
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