What you'll learn
Students discover the challenges of sorting fact from rumor, accessing information and possible conflicts between personal and professional ethics for journalists covering catastrophic breaking news. Then, students examine real-life case studies from 9/11 and other disasters, applying the principles they’ve learned through a process of debate and discussion.
- Virtual (no limit)
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Covering a Catastrophe Handouts
Covering a Catastrophe Pre- and Post-Visit Lessons
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ISTE: 3c. Knowledge ConstructorStudents create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
National Council of Teachers of English: NCTE.12Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).