Same News, Different Stories: Evaluating Breaking News of Al-Zarqawi's Death


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students compare the news angle, information sources and construction of different news reports about the death of former Al Qaeda leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. They then use what they have learned to analyze how various media outlets report on a different news story.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, Career & Technical Ed, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts, American Democracy, Arts, Media, & Entertainment

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions