ERIC Number: ED101368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Newspaper in the American History Classroom.
Newton, Richard F.; Sprague, Peter F.
This teacher guide contains 14 sample lesson plans based on issues faced throughout American history and still being headlined in today's newspaper. The lesson plans include exploration and National Pride, Jefferson and Hamilton, Checks and Balances, Supply and Demand, Presidential Impeachment, Voting Rights, Historical Analogies, Predictions and History, The Industrial Revolution, The Growth of Government, The Panama Canal, The United States and Isolationism, Theodore Roosevelt and Trust-Busting, and Locating Assumptions Underlying Arguments. Each lesson plan offers the rationale, educational objective, and teaching strategy for using material from a newspaper to illustrate or amplify the specific topic of American history. Using these as a starting point, the social studies teacher is encouraged to develop additional lesson plans. The three appendixes include information on the objectives of newspaper programs, reading comprehension, and classroom dialogues. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: American History, Educational Objectives, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Journalism, Lesson Plans, Newspapers, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
ANPA Foundation, P.O. Box 17407, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. 20041 ($1.75 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.