• Lesson Plans [JOURNALISM 1], First Quarter 2017-2018


    DATE

    What’s Due Today

    Student Expectations

    in Class Activities

    Homework with A/B Due Dates

    8/16 A 8/17 B

    • First Day of School


    • Students will become familiar with journalism and content to be covered

  • Review syllabus, explain policies, supplies, equipment

  • Introduction-get to know you activity by developing  a working relationship

  • Discuss reasons for Journalism


  • 8/18 A 8/21 B


  • Students will evaluate what is journalism

  • What is journalism? Reflect and jot down thoughts. Discuss

  • Watch the Falling Man documentary


  • 8/22 A 8/23 B



  • Write a reflection on what is journalism in today’s society?

  • Finish The Falling Man documentary

  • Discussion: Can we really define journalism anymore? What challenges does traditional journalism face as  the world progresses towards a media heavy society?

  • Assessment: Write a reflection regarding class discussion and video


  • 8/24 A 8/25 B


  • Students will interview students

  • Write 10 questions to get to know another student

  • Record their answers

  • Introduce to the class


  • 8/28 A 8/29 B

    • 8/29 HELP with PHOTOS

  • Students will interview teacher

  • Press conference: Take 5 minutes to write questions for teacher

  • Begin press conference and record answers

  • Write 300 word bio


  • 8/30 A



  • Finish interview and bio


  • 8/31 B 9/1 A


  • Practice questioning and interview by using the 21 question handout

  • 21 question handout/format

  • Go over notes, do an example together

    Work on questions for friend or family


    9/4

    LABOR DAY




    9/5 B 9/6 A


  • Interview guest with 21 question format

  • Interview guest, take notes

  • Write summary


  • 9/7 B 9/8 A



  • Share best questions and answers

  • Share best questions and answers

  • Turn in question and answers


  • 9/11 B 9/12 A


  • Use the inverted pyramid to write a story

  • Look at articles

  • Introduce inverted pyramid & UIL writing

  • Provide notes, handout and examples

  • Find your own example

  • Share with class


  • 9/13 B 9/14 A



  • Continuing sharing with class


  • 9/15 B 9/18 A


  • Write a story using the inverted pyramid

  • With 21 question and answer from previous assignment with a 450 word story


  • 9/19 B 9/20 A


  • Writing a story using the inverted pyramid

  • Finish 450 word story


  • 9/21 B 9/22 A


  • Apply the rules of photo composition

  • Rules of Photo composition, notes, examples, PPT

  • Take photo of someone

  • 9/25 B 9/26 A


  • Upload photo

  • Identify elements that make stories newsworthy

  • View photo and critique

  • Review and discuss news determinants


  • 9/27 B 9/28 A



  • Look at examples and find ones of your own and discuss


  • 9/29 B 10/2 A


    • Examine the roles and responsibilities of journalists

  • Review and discuss the roles of journalists

  • Begin Shattered Glass


  • 10/3 B



  • Watch Shattered Glass


  • 10/4 A

    10/5 B


  • Finish Shattered Glass and discuss Watch 60 minute clip


  • 10/6 A 10/9 B


  • Write a news story

  • Using the UIL News format write a news story

  • Re-visit UIL News tips


  • 10/10 A

    10/11 B



    • Finish UIL News story

    • Peer edit and turn in


    10/12 A

    • End of first 9 wks - Early Release


    • Make corrections if needed