Students learn why news matters and how to distinguish between the different media-related terms they might hear thrown around.
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.
In this activity, students learn the purpose of editorials and opinion pieces and evaluate their effectiveness.
Students analyze editorial cartoons from the past and present to explore the role of illustrated commentary in politics and society over time.
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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