Censoring the Press

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From The Learning Network’s “50 Ways to Teach With Current Events” by Michael Gonchar

This site has 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

Idea #40: “Consider Censorship Through Any Day’s Front Page: What if we didn’t have freedom of the press? Ask students to take the front page of any New York Times and put an X over the stories that might be censored if our government controlled the press.” Censoring the Press (PDF) handout

tags: fake news, media literacy


The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content.