See how advocates for — and against — change in the civil rights era leveraged the five freedoms of the First Amendment to make their voices heard.
Civil Rights: Reporting Now
SUMMARY: Students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different methods of communicating the news over time, then submit a “remixed” civil rights report for publication on the NewseumED civil rights media map.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 60-90 minutes
MATERIALS: The Why Use It and Remix It worksheets (download), Do’s and Don’ts of Journalism handout (download), Internet access
- Make copies of the two worksheets for each student.
- Review the sample worksheet at the end of this packet. You may wish to distribute it to students, as well.
- Share the link to the Civil Rights Media Map with your students, or project the map on the board.