Exploring Investigative Journalism
Groups – you will have 10 minutes to rotate through each station
There are three stations to visit and answer questions on your investigative journalism handout:
- Investigative article (“My Dog Could Save My Life” printed article)
- Investigative video (“The Box: Teens in Solitary Confinement”)
- Padlet (brainstorm teen issues – list a minimum of five)
We are investigating the difference between a regular news article and an investigative news article.
Read both articles and compare/contrast the two.
- Table read with your partner followed by a class discussion.
- Brainstorm ideas for an investigative journalism article you will write. Think of pressures teens face today, community or school issues.
Today’s FUN FRIDAY means a visit with Tim & Moby from BrainPop and a webquest on weathering/erosion.
- Learn how to login to your account for MY BRAINPOP from Mrs. Zimmerman. Make sure to write down your login information in your agenda.
- Login to MY BRAINPOP:
- search term – weathering
- watch the movie on Weathering
- after the move, select Classic Quiz and submit your answers to your teacher
- Complete your WebQuest here:
Today we are going to rock & roll in the media center with Gizmo! Rock Classification is the name of the game today and tomorrow. I know you’re going to ROCK this assignment.
You will be creating a virtual museum about biomes. Using what you know and your notes from class, create your own virtual museum from the PPT link below.
- Click to open the virtual museum PPT below and SAVE it to your lunch number.
- REMEMBER – save your PPT after you finish working on each slide to avoid losing your work!
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Today you will be going on a webquest of the major biomes around the planet.
Each website will open in a new window. Make sure to come back to the media center blog each time you are ready to explore another biome.