Students will analyze how selection and order of information are used to tell stories of gun violence. They will curate photo essays and produce policy recommendations to reduce local violence.
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In this lesson, students investigate landai poetry and the women who create them in order to write poems that address taboos facing their own communities.
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.
This lesson for journalism or ELA students explores Evan Osnos’ North Korea reporting to debate the role of journalists in crises and to develop original reporting projects.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
Students will analyze how the writer's point of view shapes articles written about the U.S.-North Korean nuclear crisis.
Students explore four international topics (North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and climate change) that made news this summer using photography-based activities.
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.
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.