Mrs. Neely – Journalism

It's all storytelling. That's what journalism is all about.

Lesson Plans for August 20-24


Monday, August 20

  • Set up Interactive Notebooks
  • Sign up for Remind
  • Review final part of procedures/processes.
  • Discuss Speed Friending Interviews–what did you find out about the person you interviewed?
  • Transition into the History of American Journalism – how did the newspaper industry get started?
  • Assign vocabulary – write in notebook
  • Slides 1-5

Tuesday, August 21

  • History of American Journalism – slides 7-13
  • Establishment of Freedom of the Press
  • Zenger Trial
  • Penny Press

Wednesday, August 22

  • The Effects of the Telegraph, slides 18
  • Yellow Journalism – definition; derived from; notable Yellow Journalists, slides 19-22
  • Student presentations: William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, Nelly Bly, Spanish-American War
  • Homework assignment

Thursday, August 23

  • Muckraking and newspapers developing a significant social consciousness – explain and elaborate
  • News medium of magazines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Discuss famous journalists during this period/make a list for student selection

Friday, August 24

  • Quiz on History of Journalism
  • Work on Famous Journalist project
  • Complete assignment in Google Classroom/Test grade


TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C); 110.62(2)(K); 110.62(2)(L) 110.62(4)

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