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Dear Educators,

This week's news bite lesson explores the question, "What is the right way to help?" by investigating reporting on several relief initiatives taking shape in Haiti.

Our featured lesson of the week looks at Sonia Shah's "Mapping Cholera" map, which uses fascinating visuals to compare the spread of cholera in 21st century Haiti to the spread of cholera in 19th century Manhattan.

Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!
News Bite Lesson: Solutions Journalism in Haiti

What is the right way to help? What is the best way to support a community facing economic challenges? This lesson plan explores reporting by Jamie McGee and Larry McCormack on solutions to economic challenges facing Haiti. Students review video, photos and writing to analyze how the authors investigate and justify solutions using interviews and research. Students ultimately have the opportunity to apply the details that stand out to them from their reading to the creation of a campaign supporting one of the initiatives described in the articles.

Featured Lesson: 
Illustrating Cholera Outbreaks in Manhattan and Haiti

This week's featured lesson asks students to analyze the impacts of cholera outbreaks in Manhattan and Haiti by exploring Sonia Shah's "Mapping Cholera" map.  Additionally, students brainstorm health concerns in their own communities, analyze the author's purpose for creating the map and create plans for their own publicity campaigns informing community members of current health concerns.

Support Pulitzer Center Education Programming by donating Thursday, June 2nd 

Last year, Pulitzer Center participated in the Do More 24 campaign and was able to earn enough money to buy cameras for students participating in journalist-led photography workshops. Those cameras were then used by nearly 100 students this school year as part of photography exhibitions like The Empathy Gap, which was inspired by Daniella Zalcman’s Signs of Your Identity project.

This year, we would love your help raising money to expand our work in DC schools for the 2016-2017 school year. $24 would cover reporting supplies for a class to be used in journalism workshops and reporting field trips taught by our journalists. $48 would cover a classroom video-chat with a journalist anywhere in the world. $124 would pay for approximately one and a half point-and-shoot cameras for students that would be used as part of a Pulitzer Center media workshop. With more, we could schedule reporting field trips, organize photography exhibitions involving multiple schools and coordinate in-school visits for thousands of students.

Please consider donating tomorrow, and please share our Do More 24 campaign information with your friends and family. Your support and generosity can make a huge difference in cultivating students’ connections to the world.


Featured Project of the Week:
Reviving a Chicken Economy by Jamie McGee and Larry McCormack

Click the image above to learn more about Jamie McGee and Larry McCormack's reporting on initiatives in Haiti to support economic development. This video is also featured as part of this week's news bite lesson plan.

If you are interested in connecting Jamie and Larry to your students in person, or over Skype, please contact
Lesson Builder

With the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder, you can quickly search through articles, videos, photos and multimedia from among our hundreds of reporting projects and create lesson outlines/classroom resources.
You can also adapt model lesson plans like the lessons featured in this week's newsletter. Model lessons are Common Core-aligned and cover a wide range of topics—many of them under-reported—including climate change, women and children in crisis, religion and public policy, water and sanitation, refugees and migrants, human rights and public health.

Education Events:
Education Programming for K-12 Teachers
The Pulitzer Center’s Education Program provides students with fresh information on global issues, helps them think critically about the creation and dissemination of news, and inspires them to become active consumers and producers of information. The program brings journalists to classrooms across the country to introduce critical under-reported global issues to students.
A Review of What This Email is About:
We support you and your classrooms each week by sending "News Bites," short lesson plans that relate to the news that week and utilize an article, photograph, podcast and/or short film by a Pulitzer Center grantee. We'll also feature an in-depth "Lesson of the Week" and highlight upcoming events hosted by the Pulitzer Center's Education Department.
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