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 Then
SUMMARY: Students discover how context affected journalists’ coverage of civil rights events, and in the process, become savvier news consumers.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: More than 90 minutes
MATERIALS: Analysis of a News Report worksheet (download), Press Choices handout (download), Do’s and Don’ts of Journalism handout (download), Internet access
- Make copies of the worksheet, one per student.
- One copy of each handout for teacher reference.
- Review the sample worksheet at the end of this packet. You may wish to distribute it to students.