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Pulitzer Center Update July 30, 2018

Slowing Down to Learn More: Working with the Walk on Campus Curriculum

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In eastern Turkey, Paul Salopek leads his mule past the Karakuş royal tomb, built in the first century B.C. by one of the area’s many ruling states. When Syrians began to pour over the border 70 miles to the south, he and photographer John Stanmeyer drove down separately to report on the situation. Image by by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic.
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Don Belt, a longtime National Geographic writer and editor, shares his method in teaching Paul...

At San Diego State University, Don Belt speaks a room of 80 people, including faculty, students and the local public about his journey to National Geographic and his work with building curriculum and workshops using lessons from Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk. Image by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2017.
At San Diego State University, Don Belt speaks a room of 80 people, including faculty, students and the local public about his journey to National Geographic and his work with building curriculum and workshops using lessons from Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk. Image by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2017.

With the start of the 2018-2019 academic year just around the corner, the Pulitzer Center invites university educators to explore Don Belt's Walk on Campus curriculum. This interdisciplinary approach to digital learning encourages students to mirror Paul Salopek's  21,000 mile journey around the globe  by slowing down to research and document the world around. 

Bring the Walk on Campus curriculum into your classroom: Belt's curriculum is being used by a variety of educators across the country. Learn how the program can translate across disciplines and grade levels.

Schedule a faculty workshop on your campus: Interested in inviting Belt and Pulitzer Center staff to your campus for a half-day professional development workshop? Read about Don's visit with educators in California including informal conversations on the topic of slow journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, one of our Campus Consortium partners, and leading a workshop at San Diego State University. 

Follow Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk: How does a journalist walk around the globe and why? Follow Paul Salopek's progress and read about his travels on National Geographic's interactive site.

Join the Walk: Ready to experience the Walk on Campus? Contact the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium and Education Team for more information and to get started.

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