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This Just In: News Report

60 minutes
Allocate 45-60 minutes for this activity
Primary subjects: 
Reading or Language Arts
Grade: 
6, 7, 8
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Using statistics from the Biodiversity Educator’s Resource Guide, students will deliver a mock newscast, informing audiences of the current state of our planet and the urgent need for individual as well as collective action. Students will conduct research on the decline of biodiversity, and on how attention-getting communication techniques can help shape their delivery of the information. Like any good news report, the presentation should reflect on why this news is important and how the viewers can get involved. Students will become advocates for restoring nature and biodiversity by using effective communication skills to spread a message among their peers.

Key objectives for students
Speak knowledgeably about the current status of biodiversity on Earth.
Use creativity to record a news report containing critical information and statistics about threatened species and habitats.
Effectively inform and inspire their peers to advance the message of why biodiversity is important and what we can do to help protect it.
Topics
research, journalism
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