Note I did say I am also fortunate since I love journalism.
I will just miss social studies. But, believe me...they will have the idea of objectivity and balance drilled into them. :)
That is why I briefly considered going into journalism professionally...so many biased or just plain awful reporters out there, but even after winning awards I felt teaching was my true calling.
Next year will be great.
Try this for an in-class exercise:
1. Tape one evening’s newscast from ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX-CNN.
2. Remove the commercials, ads, etc.
3. Compare and contrast the different productions, stories chosen, order in which they are given, slant or bias of the reporter, etc.
4. Have class discuss the above, then “vote” on which of the news shows are the most objective, fair and balanced..........