In our current state of Journalism, “Fake News” is thrown around like a water balloon, and unfortunately, our students are falling for it. It is our duty as teachers of high school students to weed out the biased news from the unbiased news. While CNN is constantly under attack from President Trump, CNN 10 has always seemed unbiased to me.
No matter the level, I always begin class with watching ten minutes of news, following with a discussion period on the day’s stories. For my lower level students, I give them a pre-printed handout where they can take notes (and we usually do this together).
Last year, we took weekly quizzes on those notes. I’m still trying to decide if that’s what I want to continue this year.