ERIC Number: ED102081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Newspaper in the Classroom. Profiles of Promise 40.
Newspapers are extensively used as the primary source material in all classes at Emerson Elementary School, Granite City, Illinois. Textbooks and other resources are used to supplement the daily issues of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat received at the school. Learning activities and the role of the newspaper vary in each classroom. The newspaper's use is limited only by the teacher's imagination. Teachers sometimes use the newspaper as a major instructional tool while at other times they use it as an enrichment and motivational technique. Students use all aspects of the newspaper from headlines to advertisements, sports statistics, and current articles. For example, a number of students in a fifth grade class play the market each day. A Trans World Airline advertisement is used in kindergarden classes to identify airlines that are alike and those that are different. A primary group uses the same ad for studying arrival and departure times and drawing the times on faces of clocks. Special education, music, and art teachers also find the newspaper useful. An evaluation of the program indicates that it is successful. Using the information presented, interested teachers can adapt this program into their own curriculum. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Newspapers, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Special Education, Teaching Methods
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($9.00 for 30 issues)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.