Search and Exploration

Made by Sarah Morris and the NewsFrames team. Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

75 minutes with optional extension activities

Lesson 2 of 3 in the NewsFrames Curriculum Kit

This lesson will introduce learners to Media Cloud tools and will provide activities and hands-on experiences where learners can further explore framing, gain skills in searching and in exploring search results and data, and learn ways to approach writing a NewsFrames story.

Standards Mapping

Mozilla Web Literacy Skills

21st Century Skills

Internet Health Outcomes

ACRL Standards

Learning Objectives

  • Learners will develop search strategies to help them locate information
  • Learners will explore strategies for aggregating and analyzing data sets
  • Learners will use their search and analysis skills to explore framing issues across multiple sources and will reflect on the value of topic exploration in and of itself
  • Learners will develop strategies for asking questions to explore the people, stories, and motivations behind frames


  • Teens and undergraduate students