In this curriculum, you will get handouts and PowerPoints to enable you to teach a full course of Journalism. This curriculum was used for a 90-minute, daily class that ran for one semester. You can easily adapt it for shorter class periods. For 90-minute classes, this totals around 16 weeks of class. The class focused on print journalism and newspaper writing (not broadcast journalism or yearbook creation).
The 9 units included are: news writing, ethics in journalism, legalities in journalism, feature writing, op-ed/opinion writing, review writing (movies, music, and food), Accused podcast and investigative journalism, careers in journalism, and portfolio creation.
1.) the 3 week review unit in which students write reviews for movies, short films, music albums, individual songs, and food. An overwhelming favorite of every journalism student I've taught.
2.) The Careers in Journalism unit in which students watch clips from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and study what the main character Rory Gilmore did right and very, very wrong in her career.
3.) The Investigative Journalism unit in which students listen to the true crime podcast Accused for 2 weeks. Then, they write their own investigative journalism report on an issue facing teens today
4.) Projects such as: Media Mess-ups, Pulitzer Prize, Analyzing Real News Stories
5.) Writing assignments such as: news article, feature article, interview article, movie review article, music album review article, song review article, food review article, op-ed article, investigative report, and more.