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Haiti: Trash in Paradise

Rebecca Hersher explores the cost of not having a public sanitation system on the community of Cite Soleil in Haiti.

The Secret Car Horn Language Of Port-Au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.

Canaan

What makes a city after a disaster?

July 28, 2017

Haiti's Sewage Solution

Rebecca Hersher

A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.

June 23, 2017

Bringing Hope to Women with Cancer in Haiti

Kate Corrigan, Anna Russell

Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.

May 23, 2016

Reviving a Chicken Economy

Jamie McGee, Larry McCormack

Economic development strategies that focus on job creation over direct aid gain traction in rural Haiti, offering insights on how to overcome longstanding challenges in addressing poverty.

May 05, 2015

The Clintons' Republic

Jonathan M. Katz, Allison Shelley

Bill and Hillary Clinton have wielded extraordinary influence in Haiti for decades, and particularly since the 2010 earthquake.

January 13, 2015

Canaan: Haiti's Promised Land

Allison Shelley, Jacob Kushner, Mark Fahey

In post-earthquake Haiti, a new city is rising in what was once an empty landscape. Biblically named Canaan, it will soon be Haiti’s third-largest urban center.

December 04, 2014

Hispaniola's Unsteady Land

Jacob Kushner, Allison Shelley

On the island of Hispaniola, conflict over land is putting people’s future on unsteady ground.

February 24, 2013

A Steady Hand for Haiti

Tony Leys , Mary Chind

An Iowa-based medical team has been traveling to rural Haiti for years, assisting residents with health crises while searching for long-term ways to help the people improve their own situations.

July 11, 2012

Changing Waters: Cholera Permeates Life in Haiti

Meghan Dhaliwal, Jason Hayes

Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.

May 30, 2012

Haiti: Sitting on a Gold Mine

Jacob Kushner, Jane Regan, Ben Depp

Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.

March 12, 2012

Children at Risk

Kem Knapp Sawyer

Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

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.

Exploring Other Countries

In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation. 

Lesson Plans: Heroes of HIV in the Caribbean

The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

HIV/AIDS In Palm Beach County, Florida

In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.  

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: The Prison

In this lesson, students will participate in a class discussion using the articles by Antigone Barton focusing on the work of Dr. John May.

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: An Island of Hope and Despair

Students discuss the statement “Haiti is an island of hope and despair.” The students also discuss how the United States and/or its citizens have contributed to hope and despair in Haiti.

AIDS in Paradise: A Crisis In The Caribbean

Students explore HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, using the Pulitzer Center’s interactive website Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean. Students will create a final product based on information they find.

Lesson Plan: Solutions Journalism in Haiti

Students review video, photos, and writing to analyze how the authors investigate and justify solutions to economic challenges in Haiti using interviews and research.

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