This unit is meant to introduce print media and develop skills to writing news stories. This unit of study may motivate aspiring journalists to become part of the Global Voices Junior Journalism program or start a class or school newspaper that focuses on social issues affecting youth, both locally and around the world.


  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


journalism print media critical thinking socail 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 2.3, as of 2016-02-28.

Component Ratings:

Support Steaching: 2
Assessments Quality: 2
Instructional Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 2

Reviewer Comments:

Assessments Quality: Assessment is largely formative and it is authentic. A rubric is not used, but students are asked to provide written responses to the subject.
Interactivity Quality: There are excellent links about journalism embedded into the lesson, but they are not interactive.
Instructional Quality: Through discussion and practice, students are given ample opportunity to hone their learning in interviewing and writing news stories.
Deeper Learning: Extension ideas are provided and effective communication is supported. Students are asked to work collaboratively, brainstorm, and problem solve.
Elle Snow
August 25, 2013

This unit is easily laid out and complete. It can be tailored for younger grades as well. Thanks for sharing it!

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