This unit will introduce Grade 6 students to the world of print journalism, including the research process and the basic structure of article writing. The experience may also motivate aspiring young journalists to become part of the Global Voices Junior Journalism program where students experience writing as a powerful tool to be active global citizens and change the world. Students may also be inspired to start a class or school newspaper that focuses on social issues that matter to youth, both locally and around the world.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


journalism social activism



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-03-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a complete guide to introducing 6th graders to the world of journalism. Through many highly detailed lessons, students are offered a wide variety of activities to learn about journalism – how it differs from creative writing, hard and soft news, how journalists research, how journalists interview and how to write a lead and ultimately, a news story. The unit includes probing questions, useful graphic organizers, directions on how to use newspapers, opportunity for discussion and assessment. Furthermore, students are invited to become part of the Global Voices Junior Journalism program. The unit hopes to inspire students to start a class or school newspaper that focuses on social issues relevant to youth, locally and globally.
lifetalk lifetalk
August 28, 2010

Well done. A comprehensive age-appropriate guide that guides students through the world of journalism.

Bikerider Lakerunner
April 1, 2010

Thank you Kathy. With your permission I 'd like to use your document to guide my kids through the summer.

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