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Today's Front Pages - The Newseum

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6 to 12
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The Newseum offers this daily pictorial listing of headlines from major newspapers around the world. Click the thumbnail image of the front page for a larger view. Each front page ...more
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The Newseum offers this daily pictorial listing of headlines from major newspapers around the world. Click the thumbnail image of the front page for a larger view. Each front page is available as a printable PDF and also includes a link to the newspaper web site. Find lessons connected to Today's Front Pages: Today's Front Pages Lesson Plan, Photo Ethics, and Choose the News Gallery Guide.

tag(s): journalism (52), media literacy (57), news (262), newspapers (95)

In the Classroom

Beyond the obvious application for comparing treatment of news events around the country and the world, this site could also be used for writing, world language practice, a look at editorial choices, or other social studies applications. Include this resource in a media literacy unit on bias or during Newspapers in Education month. With elementary students, share many newspapers on a projector or interactive whiteboard as students identify the various elements of a newspaper article. The Lesson Plan link above contains and excellent poster link for familiarizing students with the elements that comprise the front page of a newspaper. Download it along with the lesson plan. The poster utilizes a sample front page from The Washington Post to illustrate how a front page is formatted. Have students analyze the sample front page by answering the suggested questions. Once students are familiar with the elements of a newspaper, challenge them to create their own class or school newspaper using Zinepal, reviewed here. Click to "Start with a blank e-Book." If articles are too long for some readers, or if you are teaching summarizing skills consider using Skim.it, reviewed here, a Chrome extension that reduces articles into a 100-word summary.
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