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In addition to the current issues of newspapers that can be used by your students, each class can receive up to ten sets of historic newspapers (each set contains 40 pages, 4 pages per decade). The inquiries included in this unit use both specific and student-selected newspaper issues.
Because the unit is designed to serve grades 4-10, the inquiries described may be geared up or down depending on the age and abilities of your students. In many cases, the inquiries can be used independently of one another, although it is highly recommended that teachers use the first two inquiries as an introduction for all students. Additionally, some inquiries build from the information gathered in a previous activity.