Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
Students explore how the Baltimore Sun conducted their deep investigation into the corrupt case of Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, a former police officer for the Baltimore Police Department.
Students learn about a Louisiana school accused of fabricating student records and abusing students. In tandem, they learn how journalists investigate a story, and the impact news can have on lives.
Will China’s decision to heavily invest in genome editing of crops payoff in the long run?
This lesson introduces the question: Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair?
Students read solutions journalism that explains the problems with volunteer travel and offers positive alternatives in order to develop their own opinion pieces on the purpose and ethics of travel.
This lesson looks at a story about refugees who are reckoning with religion and identity while during Ramadan and explores concepts of home, community, and tradition.
Students read and discuss stories featuring children with an incarcerated parent, then take action to find solutions to some of the challenges these children face.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
Students are invited to submit poems on peace and conflict to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. The attached workshop guides teachers and students in how to craft a successful entry.