One of the most comprehensive programs built by ILS to date, incorporating many of the teaching architectures discussed in this book, is Broadcast News. This program teaches high school students about social studies topics, such as political science, international affairs, economics, and current events by inviting them to produce their own TV news show. Students using this program work with real news sources for a day in the recent past. The stories engage students in important social studies issues. The tasks the students perform require them to understand those issues. Subject-matter experts are available to answer the students' questions about the stories, and to challenge decisions the students make.
Broadcast News supplies students with all the tools and materials needed to put together a news show. These include the following production facilities, which closely mimic those typically available to a real local news show:
Learning with Broadcast News
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