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Teaching History of Journalism in America

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Instructions for You

In this exercise your students will examine some statistics, think about the significance of the data, and construct graphics aimed at delivering the information effectively.

1. Direct your student to the statistics provided on this page (http://www.shmoop.com/history-american-journalism/statistics.html).

2. Instruct them to construct a graphic (pie chart, bar graph, etc.) for each set of statistics that will make the significance of the data more readily apparent.

TEKS Standards: §113.47. Special Topics in Social Studies b1, c1A, 3A

Instructions for Your Students

Statistics can be useful sources of information, especially when they are packaged and presented effectively. Look at the statistics on this page (http://www.shmoop.com/history-american-journalism/statistics.html) and think about the most effective way to present these numbers graphically.

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