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News Values: How Editors Determine the News Student Directions and Referenced URLs Presentations of eight qualities editors use to determine if an event is newsworthy. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of theses values. Emanuel Hughley Jr., Assistant Professor of English and Journalism, Cuyahoga Community College
"A Day in a Liberator's Life":Witness to History (.doc) See Word Document Unique reflections on World War Two from participant witnesses. Professor Peter Robert Monck, Professor, Miami Dade College
Systematic and Explicit Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction: Is It Important? Student directions Students will gain an understanding of how systematic phonemic awareness and phonics instruction gives children a tool to use in the process of learning how to read and write. Libby E. Roll, Assocoiate Professor, Stark State College of Technology
Developing a Speech Outline Student directions Utilizing Dr. King's landmark "I Have A Dream" speech, this RWLO provides an opportunity for students to develop critical speech communication competencies. Joseph Swaba, Associate Director, Maricopa Community Colleges
The Use of Primary Source Materials for the History Curriculum (.doc) See Word document The Slave Narrative Collection provides a unique and virtually unsurpassed collective portrait of the African-American experience. The voluminous number of documented slave testimonies available in the United States is unique among former slaveholding nations. Dorothy Anderson, Professor and Coordinator of Humanities I, Hudson County Community College
Use of Internet Sources in Culinary Arts (.doc) See Word document Restaurant Review Siroun Meguerditchian, Associate Professor, Hudson County Community College
Honors Speech (.doc) See Word document This RWLO is intended to teach students the importance of audience adaptation. Students shall primarily review two speeches from past and current US Presidents using both audio and visual. Patricia Jones-Serrette, English Professor, Hudson County Community College
News Values: How Editors Determine the News (.doc) See Word document Definition worksheet (.doc) News Qualities Rubric (.doc) What Makes News (.doc) The average person is not aware of the criteria used to decide what events are reported to the public. In this Real World Learning Object, students will be introduced to eight qualities editors use to determine if an event is newsworthy. To demonstrate understanding of these qualities, students will also be required to define each quality in their own words and to identify internet news stories that exemplify each news quality. Emanuel Hughley Jr., Assistant Professor of English and Journalism, Cuyahoga Community College
The Rwanda Massacre: Who Bears The Moral Responsibility? (.doc) See Word document In April 1994, the central African nation of Rwanda exploded into 100 days of violence, killing 800,000 people. Most turned their backs to the bloodshed. This lesson uses a 17-minute audio eyewitness account of the several-month massacre in Rwanda to focus students in the English 1102 research writing course on the theme of justice and injustice and the individual's role in its perpetration. Linda Elaine, Assistant Professor, English, College of DuPage
Identifying Valid Internet Sources (.doc) See Word document How to clarify the validity of internet sources for research purposes. Debra S. Wyatt, Speech Instructor, South Texas College
Will Rogers and Tone in Writing (.doc) See Word document Students will learn how to adjust the tone of their writing for a specific audience by doing the following: Analyzing selected newspaper editorials by Will Rogers Viewing online interpretations of the work of Will Rogers Creating editorial writings concerning current controversial topics Incorporating the thoughts of peer reviewers into personal editorials Revising personal editorial so that the tone fits the intended audience Warren Yarbrough, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech. Coll.