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Classroom Printables

Use these 7 printables to support teaching Journalism with Kit Kittredge .

Student Printable 1: "Not So Great! (PDF)
Use this cause and effect chart about the Great Depression to help write newspaper headlines that might have appeared during the 1930s. Use with Lesson 1: The Great Depression .

Student Printable 2: "Reporting Live from the Scene" (PDF)
Journalists use the five Ws to gather facts and write articles. Distribute this printable to student reporters so they can gather the facts and write the lead to their next newspaper story! Use with Lesson 2: The Five Ws.

Student Printable 3: "Maya and the Missing Pudding" (PDF)
Students will learn about deductive reporting skills and how to reach logical conclusions with this activity. Use with Lesson 3: Solving Mysteries!

Student Printable 4: "Fact or Opinion" (PDF)
Help students separate facts from opinions. Students will help solve a mystery by reviewing notes from the crime scene and identifying which are facts and which are opinions.

Culminating Activity Printable: "Journalists of the Past" (PDF)
Students will work as partners and use their journalism skills to become "journalist of the past". Preview the activity here .

Bonus Activity: "Connecting Past and Present" (PDF)
Use this matching and fill-in-the-blank activity to teach students about some of the issues that were common during the Great Depression.

Bonus Activity: "Explore the Past...With People" (PDF)
Students can try out their new interview skills by pairing up with a classmate to interview one another.

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