This Web Activity goes with the Journalism lesson in our News Literacy unit. The activity is designed to give students hands-on practice and a deeper understanding of the concepts in the lesson. Each slide includes a link and a set of questions. Use the companion worksheet in the Journalism lesson materials to give students a place to note their answers. (They can write them in the answer space on each slide, too, but there isn’t an easy way for you to download/compile those answers in My iCivics.)
Whole-class option: Project the Guided Web Activity in your classroom and work through the slides together as a class.
Individual option: Allow students to work through the slides individually or in pairs.
Students will be able to...
- Recognize standards-based journalism
- Identify markers of verification, transparency, accountability, and independence in a news story
- Evaluate the reliability of an anonymous source