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ERIC Number: ED452143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about Newspapers.
Black, Narda C.
This comprehensive social studies curriculum unit for fifth grade has three areas of concentration: (1) the history of the newspaper industry, including historical dates and figures and analysis of how the newspaper industry has influenced and shaped the history of the United States; (2) the functions and responsibilities of the departments and roles within a large newspaper corporation, including an in-depth look at how the departments coordinate to produce a daily newspaper product; and (3) a how-to, hands-on section detailing how to produce a class newspaper, incorporating and scaffolding the information learned in the two previous sections. This curriculum unit contains the following chapters: (1) "Unit Overview"; (2) "Rationale"; (3) "Unit Contents"; (4) "Content Analysis" ("Goals,""Generalizations,""Concepts,""Concept Map," and "Facts"); (5) "Michigan Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks"; (6) "Lesson Plans" ("Comics and Cartooning,""The Black Press,""Newspaper Advertising,""Newspaper Reporting,""Information in the Community," and "The Landry News"); (7) "Culminating Experience: Creating a Class Newspaper"; and (8) "Bibliography." (Contains 18 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A