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    Provisional Truth Assignment

    A homework assignment for students that has them create a make a brief timeline of the main focus of each story jotting down direct and indirect evidence journalists and analysts use to convey what happened and why. Students are then prompted to write a ...

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    Helping Students Understand Visual Literacy in Political Settings

    I presented this activity: "All Media Start As Writing" at a recent Conference on English Leadership annual meeting in Las Vegas. The idea grew out of a news photo (below) that I have been using as part of my media/visual literacy workshops, ...

  3. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Evaluating Democracy in Bhutan- Bhutan 2012 Workshop Lesson

    A lesson that evaluates the level of democracy in Bhutan as a follow up from "Active Citizenship" lesson. From teacher participants in 2012 News Literacy workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_2_-_active_citizenship.pdf Do ...

  4. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Putting Bhutan's Democracy to Work- 2012 Bhutan Workshop Lesson

    A second follow up lesson on Active Citizenship in Bhutan which puts democracy to work through in-class activities.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_3_-_active_citizenship.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA ...

  5. Overseas Partner Lesson

    Finding Mistakes in News Coverage- 2012 Bhutan Workshop Lesson

    This lesson, which focuses on problems that can arise in News Coverage, encourages students to exercise democratic skills through thoughtful evaluation of News Sources.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_4_-_mistakes_in_news_coverage.pdf Do Not Display ...

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    Debate and Discourse- 2012 Bhutan Workshop Lesson

    Students learn the basics of debate to enhance skills of active listening.  Overseas Partner Lesson lesson_7_-_debate.pdf Do Not Display English Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)AsiaBhutan Centre for Media and Democracy College/University ...

  7. U.S. Partner Resource

    The Changing American Newsroom- Lesson from JEA

    Description:  This lesson explores the changing culture of the newsroom, especially in light of new media technologies. As news gathering and reporting change, so does our concept of what news is and our expectations for traditional journalism. Students ...

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