Lesson Plan June 1, 2016

Solutions Journalism in Haiti




Questions for the "Meet the Journalist" video:

  1. What is “solutions journalism?” Click here to learn more.
  2. What is the difference between an investment and a donation?

Questions for Resource 1: "Want to Help Haiti? Act Like a Tourist"

  1. What challenges does Haiti face?
  2. What does the speaker suggest that western countries can do to support Haiti?
  3. What does Hands to Feet do?
  4. What does the article suggest that most volunteers and visitors in Haiti prefer to do to help the community?
  5. How does income from Haiti’s tourism industry compare to other Caribbean countries?
  6. Review the quotation: "The people who usually travel with me are those who are interested in understanding how we make a difference in the world that is both appropriate and respectful," Wall said. "It is not a trip that is to do or to do for, but it is to observe and to understand."
  7. What is the difference between the two goals that Walls is describing? What is the benefit of observing and understanding?

Questions for Resource 2: "Chicken Farming Brightens Future for Haitians"

  1. How does Hypolite earn money?
  2. Why challenged Haiti’s market for raising chicken in the early 90s?
  3. How is KORE’s program structured?
  4. How long does it take for KORE farmers to be free of debt?
  5. What challenges does the KORE program face?
  6. What are the benefits of the program?

Questions for Resource 3: In Photos: Haiti’s Poultry Industry

  1. Which photo and caption is your favorite? Why?
  2. What is the impact of using photos and captions to describe KORE’s program?

Questions for Resource 4: "Haiti Poultry Industry Still Feels Pain of U.S. imports"

  1. What is a tariff? How did tariffs contribute to challenging Haiti’s poultry industry?
  2. What is the challenge addressed and what is the solution proposed?
  3. How does the author use interviews and facts to structure her argument for the solution?

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