This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the Haitian experience through poetry, photography, and music.
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Objective: to allow students to explore the interplay between China’s politics, environmentalism and Tibetan Buddhism. Lesson length: 50 minutes.
How do content and form work together in telling a story in the news? This unit/lesson builds on thinking routines developed by Project Zero at Harvard University.
Students will compare two kinds of visual journalism documenting the end of the war in Afghanistan.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
This lesson uses reporting by Sarah Weiser and others to examine how population pressures have been dealt with in various regions.
Students investigate multiple perspectives on migration by children and teens to the U.S. from Central America in order to ultimately propose ideas for immigration reform to their state senators.
Students will explore the potential impact of Pope Francis's call for ecological preservation and contrast trends in China that are prompting Buddhists there to be better environmental stewards.
Objective: Use viewing skills and strategies to interpret visual media.
In this lesson, students explore the causes and consequences of the fragile water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.
A high school civics lesson that uses photography as a tool for neighborhood improvement.
After a series of chats with Pulitzer Center journalists, students reflect on the experience in a creative yet relevant form of writing by producing a blog post.