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Lesson Plan July 30, 2020

How to Tell Under-Reported Stories with Photography

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Warm up: Students reflect on the definition of "news," where students get their news, what stories they see, and what stories they want to see

Introducing Under-reported Stories: Students watch the video "What are under-reported stories, and why do they matter?

Telling stories with photography: Students watch the video "A Journalist's Toolbox: Photojournalism" to learn from Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalists about how they report under-reported stories

Analyze photos: Students view photos from different reporting projects and examine the strategies that the photojournalists employed to capture them as well as evaluate how they communicate their message

Practice: Students apply what they learned and capture/create photos to tell stories of objects in their homes or of people in their community

Extension Activities: Students embark on a reporting project or explore more Pulitzer Center-supported reporting that uses photography to tell under-reported stories

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