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Less than 30 minutes
  • Journalism
  • 6-8

  1. Show students “The Fundamentals of News” video and have them complete the worksheet.
  2. Review the worksheet as a class and discuss the questions below.

  • The Fundamentals of News worksheet (download), one per student
  • Internet access to view “The Fundamentals of News” video (above) to share to the class or share the link with students to watch on their own devices

  1. On a daily basis, what type of news stories do you look for, and why?
  2. Share examples of news and journalism that you’ve read/watched/listened to in recent weeks. What were the qualities of the stories that drew you in or were more interesting?
  3. How can you tell opinions apart from facts? Is it easy to spot the difference?
  4. What are the challenges to reading news on social media instead of directly on news sites? What are the benefits?

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