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Lesson Plan February 17, 2016

Tracking Aid Money: Engaging with the work of Amy Maxmen

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Questions for "Sierra Leone: Frontline Health Workers Were Sidelined in $3.3bn Fight Against Ebola"

  1. Look at the opening vignette in the article. How does this vignette introduce the topic, convey information to the reader, and engage readers in the human aspects of the story?
  2. How does Amy position the reader throughout the article?  Specifically, what responsibilities does she charge the reader with? (What actions does she suggest readers coud take?)
  3. What is the balance of statistics and human stories throughout the article? Why is this balance important? What effect would this article have if the balance were different? What kinds of audiences would expect a different balance? (Either more human interest or more statistics?)
  4. What do you want to know more about after reading this article? What do you want to understand better? 

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