Pulitzer Center Update

This Week in Education: Climate Change in the Arctic

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Still from "Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic," a video by Eli Kintisch. 2018.

Still from "Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic," a video by Eli Kintisch. 2018.

Featured Lesson Plan:

Climate Change in the Arctic [15 minute lesson]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but students may have been noticing extreme weather upsetting the seasons all year long...and nowhere are the impacts of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic!

This lesson plan introduces students to Eli Kintisch's THAW series of documentary shorts explaining how the Arctic ecosystem is transforming in easy to understand, graphic terms. Students are then guided in a brief discussion of the use of scientific facts in reporting.

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Middle school students in San Juan, Puerto Rico Skype with journalist Kara Andrade. The Pulitzer Center's partnership with Skype in the Classroom makes journalist visits simple to coordinate for educators around the world. Image courtesy of Kara Andrade. 2016.

Middle school students in San Juan, Puerto Rico Skype with journalist Kara Andrade. The Pulitzer Center's partnership with Skype in the Classroom makes journalist visits simple to coordinate for educators around the world. Image courtesy of Kara Andrade. 2016.

Featured Opportunity:

Skype with a Pulitzer Center Journalist: Kara Andrade

Kara reports on press freedom, activism, and entrepreneurship in Latin America and beyond. Her documentary short on the life and death of fearless community leader Miguel Angel Jiménez Blanco in Mexico serves as a great primer on her work.

Email us today to set up a Skype visit for your class!

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Students showed up with friends and classmates to voice their opinions on gun control. Image by Alyssa Sperrazza. United States, 2018.

Students showed up with friends and classmates to voice their opinions on gun control. Image by Alyssa Sperrazza. United States, 2018.

Featured Event:

Youth Activists and the Media: Reporting on Gun Violence [Free Workshop]

Youth activists from diverse communities across the country will share their experiences as leaders in the movement against gun violence and will guide an interactive dialogue on media representation. What stories are being told and which ones go under-reported? How can the media and youth activists work together? What should journalism about gun violence look like? This workshop will create a space for journalists and youth to explore these urgent questions together.

Educators and students: Join us Sunday, June 3 9:15 AM at the National Press Club! Email us to register, or for more information.

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R.J. Reynolds High School students describe what they learned from the process of researching and creating the film "Placing Identity." Screenshot from "Placing Identity." United States, 2018.

Featured Blog:

Placing Identity: A NewsArts Student Documentary [Video]

Winston-Salem high school students explore intersections of geography, class, gender, and more in the student-produced documentary "Placing Identity," developed as part of Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.

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