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Level(s): Grade 9 to 12
Author: This five lesson unit was adapted from News is Not Just Black and White, a workbook of classroom activities dealing with representations of race and ethnicity in the newspaper. The workbook was created by the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) as part of their Newspapers in Education program.
This is the second of five lessons designed to teachstudents to think critically about the way aboriginal peoples and visible minorities are portrayed in the press."The Front Page" begins by helping students to identify andunderstand the different aspects of the newspaper. Using these skills, students will then collect and identify front-page newsstories and categorize them according to subject matter. Specialemphasis will be placed on their representation of visible minorities.
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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