This unit opens the world of journalism to students, inviting them to step beyond the newspapers front page to share the experiences of journalists, not just as observers but as participants. Students begin with a videotape field trip to a city newspaper. Along the way, they will have the opportunity to learn about newspaper publishing from the inside out. By the end of the unit, they will have written a news story of their own. Students will hone reading, writing, and computer skills that are essential for success in later life.
Through hands-on activities completed individually or cooperatively in pairs or small groups, students will