Step Two: The News and You

Overview

Having chosen an issue for the project, students analyze two news articles about the issue. They apply the “5W + H” method in order to learn how to gather information from a news article. Using what they learn, they describe the current state of the chosen issue.

This resource was created with support from the National Association of Counties.

Learning Objectives

The students will:

  • Read news articles to understand the problem the class has selected.
  • Analyze the articles using 5W+H (who, what, when, where, why, and how).
  • Summarize the problem.

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