Lesson Plan

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level(s): 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 is the final lesson in a unit that explores news journalism across the media. In this lesson, students complete a final project where they construct, present and analyze information about news journalism from a variety of mediums: newspapers, radio and television. Students will also participate in a unit test that measures their understanding of the key concepts that have been emphasized during the course of this unit.


Students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of how news journalism operates in a variety of mediums
  • an ability to conduct research and synthesize information from a variety of sources into a coherent whole - using written, oral and visual skills
  • an understanding of how the key concepts for media literacy apply to news journalism in newspapers, television and radio

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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