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Pulitzer Center lesson plans are sourced from journalism produced by our grantees and published by top-tier media outlets. This online curriculum helps educators engage students with global issues.

June 22, 2017|

Child Soldiers: Surviving Boko Haram

This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues such as the impact of war on children. Students read Sarah Topol's article, "How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram," published in The New York Times, discuss the loss of childhood, the means of survival, and various forms of rehabilitation. Extension activities involve researching efforts to prevent the use of child soldiers. [Please note that this article includes disturbing subject matter and is recommended for mature students only.]

June 12, 2017|

Planning Like a Journalist

In this lesson, students will learn about the experience of reporting from a foreign location using Iona Craig’s work on Yemen and her reflections about conducting her reporting. They will also research a current event and develop a plan to report on it.