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Teaching Resources

Lesson Plan Units: These lesson plans were developed by Valerie Gresser (PhD candidate in the College of Education at the University of Florida) for the FL & PR Digital Newspaper Project as part of the Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program. Internship proposal:

Each lesson unit provides a copy of the lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation, student materials/resources, and teacher keys/examples. Each lesson also include a video recording that provides a brief overview of how the lesson is structured and what it entails.

3rd grade lessons:

4th grade lessons:

5th grade lessons:

7th grade lessons:

8th grade lessons:

9th-12th grade lessons:


Questions or comments?

Feel free to contact Valerie Gresser ( or the FPRDNP project team (