Activity # 9
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News into history
The headlines and articles on the front page of
today's newspaper will wind up in the history books of the future.
The same is true for the television and radio reports, the documentary
films, the photos, and the electronic news that's archived on
How would your students explain a current news story to the
next generation of students?
Get your students to try this exercise:
- As your students to choose a story that's been in the news
recently. Collect information from various news outlets
including newspapers, television broadcasts, radio, and online
- Have them write a 500-word entry for a history book in 2056.
Explain what happened, introduce the key players, add details
and context, and add in opinions from various people on why things
went the way they did.
- Add a list of resources like books, magazines, Web pages
and photos that will help the reader of the future understand
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