Teaching with Newspapers: Great Ideas for Classroom Enrichment and Home Learning


“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!”  The newsboys of 100 years ago could earn 30 cents per day by hawking 2¢ newspapers on busy street corners. They knew the appeal of the recent news from World War I for American adults. In the recent past, most students saw their dad reading the local paper at the breakfast table and their mom clipping the coupons. But newspapers today have a greater value for global education, and they come in a wider variety of formats (electronic, paper, or apps). How can you utilize that valuable tool to its maximum benefit?

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