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The New Zealand Curriculum.

This site has been developed to support The New Zealand Curriculum


News

Online distribution  

Scoop Independent News
Articles and news releases from New Zealand and around the world

Topics include education, parliament, art, health, culture, sport, science, politics, and business. Includes links to blogs.

Stuff
News and information website of Fairfax New Zealand Limited publications

Includes links to daily newspapers and classified advertisement sections.

Te Karere Ipurangi: Māori News Online
Māori portal and Māori news online

NOTE: Viewers must subscribe to the current news section. Viewable in English.

Resources

A best-of-the-best collection of resources for teaching and learning about news literacy
Focuses on helping people process, understand, and think critically about news media messages. This collection has hand-picked regularly updated resources apt for intermediate and secondary students. Some topics have downloadable lesson plans; others require a login (joining is free).

You can search lesson plans, videos, and games organized by a few key topic areas, such as fact-checking, breaking news and the ethics of journalism.

Examples of available lesson topics are “Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias” and “Verifying Online Information”.

Behind the Headlines: New and media teaching ideas
The Guardian presents ideas for teaching students how the media works, how to write news, and how to news. 

Suitable for secondary students.

Common Sense Education
A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all learners and families by providing the trustworthy information and education.

The Common Sense Research Program is data-driven and provides reliable, independent data on the impact of media and tech use on learners' physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.

The organisation caters to three groups:

  • For Parents
  • For Teachers
  • For Advocates

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news (2016)
Written by a PBS NewsHour education editor, this lesson aims to build literacy skills needed to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

Suitable for years 8 to 13.

Lesson Plans: Pulitzer Center
Lessons encourage students to make local connections to global news stories, while strengthening skills such as critical thinking, media literacy, and communication.

Although the site is USA-based, you can search for resources by subject, grade level, issue, country, and region.

Pulitzer Center Update: Our Top Ten Lesson Plans of 2020
The Pulitzer Center education team and its community of educators create standards-aligned lesson plans for years 1 to 13. The under-reported news stories that form the basis of the lesson plans aim to strengthen students' global awareness, critical thinking, and empathy.

Top 2020 Lesson Plan picks include “Exploring Media Representation and Bias in Photography” and “A Global Pandemic: Comparing, Contrasting, and Connecting to International Responses to COVID-19”.

The history of New Zealand newspapers

Stories: Newspapers
An overview of the history of newspapers in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1839 to the 2000s.

There is also a section about the future of New Zealand newspapers.




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