ERIC Number: ED041882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Units on the Study of the Newspaper for English Classes, Grades 7-12.
Downing, Edna C.
Emphasizing the newspaper's influence on people's lives and opinions and its role in preserving a democratic government, this teaching guide attempts to promote student understanding and appreciation of the functions, service, and responsibilities of the press. Units for grades 7-12 focus on particular aspects of the newspaper: introduction to the purposes and content of a newspaper (grade 7); study of the history of newspapers and of news analysis (grade 8); how to read, use, and write for a newspaper (grade 9); history of the American press, the obligation of the press to the community, and the responsibilities of citizens in maintaining a free press (grade 10); examination of the nature, techniques, and kinds of propaganda (grade 11); and comparative study and content analysis of newspapers (grade 12). Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are emphasized in specific classroom activities suggested for each grade. A bibliography of books and films, with some annotations, is included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Democratic Values, English Instruction, Freedom of Speech, Listening Skills, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Press Opinion, Propaganda, Public Opinion, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Speech Skills, Student Publications, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, 750 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($1.50)
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