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Level: Grades 7 - 10
Author: This unit was adapted from lessons created by Rosalind Ross, David Halliday and John Crocker of the Durham Board of Education in The AML Anthology (1990), produced by the Association for Media Literacy.
This lesson is part of a unit that explores news journalism across the media. In this lesson, students explore the content and elements of the front pages of newspapers. They begin with a superficial look at typical content found on the front page, and learn the vocabulary associated with newspapers. Once this is done, students conduct more extensive analysis, comparing how front pages from different newspapers report the same day's news, and then analyze and deconstruct the stories and content from a particular front page. Students complete this section with a newspaper project where they design a front page for a special interest publication.
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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