Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
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Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.
Students evaluate how visual images work in tandem with words to create stories and produce writing that pairs text with visuals to describe the story of textile manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC.
Students learn about the global textiles industry using photography, texts, and interviews and evaluate the connections between the industry in 19th c America and modern Bangladesh.
In this short lesson, students view photos that tell stories about hurricanes very differently and think critically about how to spread natural disaster news in a useful, respectful way.
Students explore eminent domain law in the construction of the U.S./Mexico border fence through text and video to create a resource outlining and advocating for their community members’ land rights.
By exploring land seizures for a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, students will learn about federal and state eminent domain policy and share that information with the local community.
Students will be able to analyze details from an article about policies impacting Deaf students in China in order to write a short essay evaluating the challenges and benefits that result from...
Students explore the process, purpose, and impact of investigative journalism in order to create a resource that clearly and engagingly conveys information about the Paradise Papers.
Students examine the anatomy of offshore activities revealed in the Paradise Papers to evaluate their impact on various actors and consider what steps should be taken as a result of the...
Students explore the importance of international journalism by analyzing an interview with veteran reporter Marvin Kalb.