These lessons present close reading, writing, discussion and hands-on activities that explore reporting on climate change, land rights debates and water issues.
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This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
Links to curricular resources for Daniella Zalcman’s Signs of Your Identity project.
Students discuss culture, identity and the impact of government-mandated residential schools for indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada using photography and reporting by Daniella Zalcman.
After reading, discussing, analyzing and synthesizing "Fractured Lands", students will develop a children's book further exploring a character, region or event.
These activities are designed to prepare students to engage with Richard Bernstein’s project "Taiwan: A Changing Status Quo."
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.
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 look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
Students explore photographs of Canadian residential schools, composite portraits, and interview excerpts of residential school survivors from Daniella Zalcman's "Signs of Your Identity."