Newspaper in Education
Indiana Bicentennial series
To mark the state’s 200th birthday, newspapers can run a free 15-part series – So you think you know Indiana: Celebrating 200 years of the Hoosier State.
The series is available in half- and quarter-page layouts ready to place on the page, but text and photos are included if papers want to design locally.
Download 2×4 ads promoting newspapers and reading
- Click here for ads geared to children, teens and adults.
Newspapers = Informational Text in Reading Core Standards
The newspaper is a perfect classroom tool for teaching reading core standards. It’s the only textbook that’s updated daily.
Our newspapers serve as the watchdog of government in a democratic society. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press and free speech, among other rights.
Teachers play a major role in explaining to students the role of a free press in a democracy. We may not like everything we hear or read, but as Americans we treasure the right to express our opinions.
Get dozens of classroom activities using newspapers
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by grade level (with Common Core State Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here to view Newspaper in Education activities by category (with Common Core State Standards and Indiana Educational Standards).
- Click here for tips for using newspapers in your classroom.
Teens read the newspaper. Click on the video to see why
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Check out more newspaper-inspired teaching materials
- Click here to download First Amendment resources from the Newseum Institute.
- News literacy curriculum for educators
Indiana State Reading Association councils offer classroom resources
- Click here to download a list of councils.