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Grades 9–12
8 sessions: 1 hour each
Informational, Media, Narrative

Shifting the Narrative

Jessica Thompson, 826 Dallas Project; and the Dallas Free Press
Students will report on a story relevant to their community, while also growing their critical media literacy skills.
Download Includes
Shifting the Narrative—Session 2 Handout
Shifting the Narrative—Session 5 Handout
Shifting the Narrative—Session 8 Handout
Shifting the Narrative — Graphic Organizer
What Your Students Will Learn

Students will learn the definition of community journalism, analyze a piece of media for message and author intent, and share stories of their communities by interviewing community members and synthesizing interviews with their own original writing. Students will also learn basic craft elements of journalism writing.

What Your Students Will Produce

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