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Pulitzer Center Update March 30, 2016

News Bites and Lesson of the Week: Syrian Refugees

Image by Lauren Gelfond. Jordan, 2014.

Syrian and other international volunteers travel at their own expense to Syrian refugee...

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Image by Lauren Gelfond Feldinger. Jordan, 2014.

Dear Educators,

We're excited by the feedback we've received on the Lesson Builder, and we're exploring ways to better engage with our super teacher partners.

So we're trying something new. Every Wednesday, we'll send you a brief message with two parts.

Ninety percent of you have told us that you regularly use current events in your classroom. So we'll feature a small "News Bite," which will contain one piece of Pulitzer Center journalism content—an article, photograph, podcast or short film—that relates to something in the news that week, as well as a brief lesson outline and a few guiding questions. We're hoping these News Bites will be an easy way for you to access fresh, topical content.

We'll also include an in-depth "Lesson of the Week," written either by a Pulitzer Center staff member or curriculum developer or a member of our Educators' Community, on any subject.

News Bite 1, "Syria's Future"

This week, we've been thinking a lot about the Syrian refugee crisis. So News Bite 1 explores our grantee Lauren Gelfond Feldinger's BBC Magazine story "Syria's Next Generation."

Lesson of the Week 1, "Syria's Children"

Lesson of the Week is also Syria-related: "Syria's Children," written by Pulitzer Center contributing editor Kem Knapp Sawyer.

As always, we're eager for your suggestions. Let us know what you think!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Mark and Amanda

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