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Censoring the Press

Posted By Filiz Yargici On November 22, 2014 @ 12:16 pm In | Comments Disabled

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

This site [1] 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 [2]

tags: fake news, media literacy


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[1] site: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/50-ways-to-teach-current-events/?_r=0#design

[2] Censoring the Press (PDF) handout: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/learning/pdf/activities/CensoringPress_NYTLN.pdf

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