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Campaigns, Candidates and Spin

Media covered the story. We read about the event. We saw the action. We heard the speech. And responded to the vote tallies.

Students follow the primary election process through KidsPost and Post articles, editorial and Fact Checker. Students design campaign buttons, spin a story and test their voter knowledge.

NIE Curriculum Guides

The visit of Pope Francis draws us to media coverage of religion and faith. From KidsPost articles to editorials and commentary, students read of local, national and international religious events, celebrations, rites and conflicts. Students are asked to do a crossword puzzle, prepare graphics, research and write.

As normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has begun, flags have been raised over embassies, officials have engaged in talks, and accords have been signed. This guide provides opportunities to discuss and study government policy formation and international relations; preservation methods, partnerships and accords; journalistic integrity and historic legacy; Cuba’s ethnic, religious and cultural expression; and environmental diversity. 

Juvenile Justice is in the news as 2016 begins. President Obama has taken executive action against solitary confinement of juveniles in federal prisons. Congress is considering a bill to reform sentencing, including that of juveniles. And the Supreme Court has ruled that inmates who were juveniles when they were sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment may retroactively appeal their sentences. Historic perspective, activities and the latest views on Juvenile Justice.

Questions are found in many forms of journalism. How-to and advice columnists often respond to questions submitted by their readers. The well-written questions of the interview inform reporters, editorial writers and investigative journalists. The Q&A provides a quick read. Partial and full quotations from diverse interviewees that are successfully woven into the reporter’s narrative provide accurate and balanced coverage. Activities in this guide assist students in forming questions, organizing an oral history project, connecting questions to a career and conducting an interview.