ERIC Number: ED256702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
As the Crow Flies. A Social Studies/Newspaper Guide. A Newspaper in Education Service.
Richardson, Lynn J.
Appropriate for intermediate grades through high school, this social studies newspaper guide suggests learning activities using newspapers. The areas covered are history, geography, current events, the working class, sociology, the political scene, cultures, government, and travel. Suggested assignments include writing a feature or news interview story complete with quotes from a famous historical villain, collecting newspapers from capital cities of every state and some foreign countries over a six-week period, or reading articles about current events and discussing which ones have the most effect on students' daily lives. Other activities recommended are clipping advertisements to show the variety of businesses in the local community, studying the relationship of hot weather and crime, collecting foreign recipes, and collecting articles about capitalism, socialism, and communism and then discussing differences and similarities. A glossary of newspaper terms is also included. (IS)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Newspapers, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Newspaper in Education Department, Johnson City Press-Chronicle, P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, Tennessee 37605 ($3.95; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Johnson City Press-Chronicle, TN.