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Newspapers Share Values

local-newsValues are basic beliefs or standards which we all live by. Our newspapers demonstrate the shared values of the community. Help your students find examples of shared values in your community newspaper.

Conflict in the News

Ask students to find an example of conflict in the newspaper. Are the people in the conflict saying and doing things that are fair or not fair? Have students write a letter to the editor with resolution ideas for the people involved in the conflict.

Common Ground

Finding ways that groups of people are the same often helps them find a resolution to their conflict. Find an example of a conflict in the newspaper. Ask your students to make a list of the ways people on both sides of the conflict are the same. How could these similarities help them to find a resolution to the conflict?

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