The American Bar Association Division for Public Education has developed lesson plans and compiled resources to help middle school and high school educators incorporate news literacy within the social studies classroom. These lessons are aligned with the Common Core and the C3 Framework for the Social Studies. This effort is part of a larger project coordinated by the American Society of News Editors, the Journalism Education Association, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute that aims to offer free cross-curricular news literacy lessons for secondary educators across the country. Funding for this project was provided by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Lessons are also available in math, science, and English/language arts at www.SchoolJournalism.org.
NEWS LITERACY CURRICULIM
Lesson 1 (6-8 grade)
Lesson 2 (6-8 grade)
For questions about this curriculum, contact Christine Lucianek: firstname.lastname@example.org