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Lesson Plan February 3, 2016

Investigating Australian Mining in Africa Using Multimedia

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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 resporting?
  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?

Questions for Fatal Extraction:

  1. In what ways are mining practices impacting the lives of people in African countries?
  2. Why has mining been allowed in these communities?
  3. What have been the responses of mining companies to accusations of poor working conditions?
  4. Why do you think the authors have chosen to present the story in a slide show?

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