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Lesson Plan February 3, 2016

Introducing Classes to Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

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Questions for Fatal Extraction:

  • In what ways are the mining practices of the Australian companies impacting the lives of people in the communities where they are mining?
  • Why has mining been allowed in these communities?
  • Why do you think the authors have chosen to present the story in a slide show?
 

Questions for "Meet the Journalists: Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon"

  1. Why did the journalists embark on this project?
  2. What did Bell and Fitzgibbon discover in their reporting?
  3. How many deaths were associated with poor conditions and regulations in Australian mines in Africa?
  4. Why did the journalists choose this medium?
  5. What challenges did the journalists face in their reporting? How did the journalists manage those challenges?

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