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Teacher Resources

Grades 6-12

Ready-to-go news lessons based on the PBS NewsHour, full lesson plans written by teachers and Classroom Voices blog

Media literacy education

What is media literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to access, evaluate and create all types of media, including news media.

All of NewsHour Classroom's resources contain lessons in media literacy, including questions like who produced the piece and what do you know about them?

Start by evaluating this video introducing NewsHour Classroom here.

Be Informed. Stay Engaged.

We’ll send you current events lessons and activities each morning to use that day.

JOURNALISM IN ACTION

Civic Engagement and Primary Sources Through Key Moments in History

The Journalism in Action website allows students to investigate the role journalism has played in U.S. history and what it means to have a free press.

Using the Library of Congress' databases, students analyze primary sources ranging from Civil War photographs to broadcasts of the Watergate hearings.

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