Join PBS NewsHour Classroom to discuss how to use primary sources and how to analyze primary sources from its website Journalism in Action. The site provides students with an inquiry-based examination of the history of journalism in the U.S. and explores the role of the First Amendment and freedom of the press in America. Through various creative and fun interactive tools, students will learn how real people fought for social justice and how the news media covered their stories. Participants will be provided with clear media literacy tools so that students know what to look for -- and what to look out for -- in the news they encounter each day. The 10 case studies are all standards-based and cover the American Revolution, the Civil War, muckrakers, women's suffrage, mental health, immigration, World War II, Vietnam, Watergate and gender equality.
How Journalists Have Covered The People's Fight for Justice in U.S. History
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
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- Victoria Pasquantonio, education producer at PBS NewsHour
- Sari Beth Rosenberg, history teacher at High School for Environmental Studies
- Liz Ramos, social studies teacher at Alta Loma High School