This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
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Students analyze the use of images to visualize the human impact of the socioeconomic changes in Venezuela in order to select an image that encapsulates the economic struggles facing Venezuelans.
Students explore two recent reporting projects on North Korea, comparing and contrasting the journalists' purpose, content, and style.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students will analyze an article about terrorism in the Maldives while practicing their writing and presentation skills.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues like the impact of war on children through reporting on Boko Haram.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the emerging cohort of women lawyers in Saudi Arabia and explore the history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia to understand the situation for women lawyers and law...
Use reporting on Zambia’s lead mines by Damian Carrington and Larry C. Price to explore the causes, effects and responses to toxic lead poisoning.
In this lesson, students learn about the experience of international reporting from Iona Craig’s work in Yemen and her reflections on the reporting process.
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.