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Legacy Letters lesson plan

June 7, 2012

Legacy Letters Write a legacy letter to share with next year’s staff Give this letter voice. Make it sound like you! Opt. 1: A letter about your position to your successor. Include: Detailed...

2012 Jostens Student Photo Contest Winners

May 7, 2012

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Elizabeth Yee, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ [Lisa Baker, adviser]. This photo and almost 90 other winning images are displayed in a flipbook of the 2012 Jostens Photo Contest...

How to persuade others to your point of view

How to persuade others to your point of view
Express yourself and influence others to make the world a better place for all people. That's the goal of all good opinion writing.
March 19, 2012

By Rob Melton Express yourself and influence others to make the world a better place for all people. That's the goal of all good opinion writing. Expressing your opinion and changing others’ opinions...

Check out our sister web site for the latest curriculum materials

January 30, 2012

Every week we scour the web for the latest and most interesting material for use in scholastic journalism classrooms. Then we post it in our NWSP Lesson Library  just for you. There is a lot of good...

The role of writing in yearbooks, and lessons on how to do it well throughout the year

January 21, 2012

We've been busy adding more content to our new NW Scholastic Press wiki, and this week we're directing your attention to yearbook writing and storytelling lessons -- in handout form -- that are ready to...

Eugene Smith’s photo essays powerful, intimate

January 10, 2012

For Eugene Smith's 1948 feature "Country Doctor" -- republished here, in its entirety, for the first time online, with all of the photos and -- LIFE magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith spent 23 days...

Washington Post picks best editorial cartoons of year

December 13, 2011

The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2011 represent a balance of perspectives. To teach lessons about editorial cartoons, use the free teacher's guide Cartoon Handbook with...

Have some fun with font haiku contest (notice font is in Tangerine Tango?)

December 9, 2011

Winners of Veer's Font Haiku daily contests are already being posted on their blog. Fun and inspirational, you may also want to make this an assignment for your own students the next time you are teaching...

Story of tweeting teen who upset Kansas governor — telling the story with new social media app Storify

November 29, 2011

Newspaper columnist Suzanne Tobias of the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle used new social media app Storify to chronicle the tweet heard around the world from a twittering teen on a field trip to the state's capital. For...

Witness to History: The photographers of 9/11

September 25, 2011

Witness To History: The photographers of 911 The story of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, in the words and images of photographers working that day.

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