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Lesson Plan January 8, 2019

Teaching Journalism Through 'Our Democracy': A Project-based Unit

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Objective: Through 3 project-based learning modules, students will be able to practice and produce reporting on everyday democratic issues, using a variety of mediums, including photo and video.

  • Project 1: Photographing Democracy
  • Project 2: Producing an Instagram Video Story on a Democratic Issue
  • Project 3: In-depth Multimedia Reporting on a Democratic Issue

Unit Finale: A democracy symposium that uses student journalism to engage a classroom or school community in conversations about the impact of democracy on their everyday lives.

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