Students evaluate the status of freedom in Turkey using Freedom House criteria, and consider how freedom may be defined at home and around the world.
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A project-based unit that engage students in the production of their own citizen journalism for Andrea Bruce's Our Democracy project.
Engage students in a dialogue about democracy with photojournalist Andrea Bruce and members of a re-entry program in Memphis, Tennessee.
Students will evaluate how communities rely on their ecosystems for survival and climate change's impact on their ability to do so by examining the Meitei people's relationship to Loktak Lake.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.
Students practice skills for preparing and conducting interviews for documentary films.
Students evaluate how photojournalist Daniella Zalcman communicates interviews with blended photography in order to create their own blended portraits that communicate how their identities are...
This resource describes methods for producing documentary filmmaking projects with students that make local connections to global issues by outlining the development of the film “Placing Identity.”
This lesson offers multimedia resources that emphasize the relevance of treaties with Native nations in the U.S. today, and explore under-reported stories about Indigenous peoples around the world.
Students will consider the relationship between humans and the natural world through evaluating a podcast, exploring photography, discussion, and writing.
What should environmental reporting accomplish, and what creative approaches can journalists take to meeting their goal? Students reflect on these questions and plan a reporting project of their own.
Students are invited to make their voices heard this election season by writing a letter to a member of Congress that explains the global issue they want to see prioritized. Deadline: November 16