Students use evidence gathered from the resources to write a letter or presentation articulating their own opinion of whether or not to continue funding nuclear weapons in the U.S.
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Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
Through project-based learning, discussion, and reading, students examine the impact of Canadian Indian residential schools and the relationship between school environment and personal identify.
In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
Students investigate and discuss the impacts of recently restored relations between the United States and Cuba by analyzing reporting from journalist Tracey Eaton’s project “Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?”
This lesson looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.
This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This lesson plan asks students to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using print and video to inform an audience about organ and tissue donations.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.