Students are invited to make their voices heard this election season by writing a letter to their representative that explains the global issue they want to see prioritized. Deadline: November 13
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Students explore news articles and instructional videos to evaluate how they can find and analyze under-reported stories in the news, and in their own communities
Students learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) explore, analyze, and make connections to how the world has responded to the spread of infectious diseases in the past.
Students analyze reporting on COVID-19 and historical research on The Black Death to evaluate sources, pandemics, and underreported stories—then imagine underreported stories from The Black Death.
This lesson sharpens literacy skills through analysis of underreported stories. Students interview children around the world about their experiences during the pandemic and make connections.
Students use descriptive statistics to create data visualizations for underreported stories about the impacts COVID-19, then reflect on their graphic journalistically, mathematically, and personally.
Students analyze impacts of the pandemic on different groups of people. They create reports to highlight community members who are helping combat the impacts of COVID-19 in their own communities.
Students evaluate news stories about COVID-19 in the U.S. and reflect on the pandemic's impact in their own communities, then brainstorm in order to create art that inspires hope in their...
Students evaluate underreported news stories and other sources to prepare and conduct debates on pressing issues that matter to them.
Students analyze news stories on the COVID-19 pandemic and practice photojournalism skills to compose photo stories on the impacts of the pandemic and elections in their communities.
In this lesson for ELA classes, students reflect on how identity and community have been affected by COVID-19, and the role of media in times of crisis.
Students connect the experiences of meat packing workers to their own experiences of COVID-19 by applying descriptive writing and critical thinking to the creation of video projects.