Knoxville students learn newspaper writing 101
Some third graders from South Knoxville got to take a look behind the history of printing presses this week thanks to a virtual field trip.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Some third graders from South Knoxville got to take a look behind the history of printing presses this week thanks to a virtual field trip.
Students from South Knoxville Elementary got to learn about newspaper writing, the printing press and Knoxville’s first newspaper this week thanks to the Blount Mansion.
“It made me like interested and happy kind of,” said Briar Smith, a third grade student.
They learned details along the way including how a printing press worked by printing letters backwards initially so they’d come out forwards for people to read.
“It’s so tiny you can barely like even read it,” noted Gianna Chandler about the font.
“It was definitely very interesting,” said Chandler.
Blount Mansion has offered virtual field trips for students, like the one WVLT News covered last week where students learned how to make butter.
The students, like India Matthews, were able to write their own articles for the South Knox Gazette.
And this one written by Joseph Jordan.
How about this one from Sawyer Howard, who learned just how hard it was to make a newspaper.
Then there’s Briar Smith, who wrote about William Blount.
You can learn more about Blount Mansion’s field trip program here.
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