Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
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Students explore reporting on the Yemeni war and consider: What forms can war take, and how does it affect civilians directly and indirectly? How can journalists report on a conflict well?
Students learn about sickle cell disease and the first teen to undergo an experimental new treatment, while also exploring issues of chronic illness and access to medical care more broadly.
Students explore reporting on civil asset forfeiture (the seizure of property police believe is connected to a crime), evaluate perspectives on "policing for profit," and make local connections.
Students explore reporting on Indigenous youth activism in the Amazon, analyze the causes of plastic pollution, and consider how they can make a difference in reducing waste in their own communities.
Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
In this lesson, students evaluate audio and print reporting on the long-term causes and effects of family migration from rural Guatemala.
Students are invited to make their voices heard this election season by writing a letter to a member of Congress that explains the global issue they want to see prioritized. Deadline: November 16
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
This lesson plan guides students in exploring a special kids' section of The New York Times titled "Why You Should Know About the Year 1619."
Students learn about a Louisiana school accused of fabricating student records and abusing students. In tandem, they learn how journalists investigate a story, and the impact news can have on lives.