Investigative Journalism that Inspired Change

This Investigative Journalism that Inspired Change unit also includes:

Three lessons focusing on the importance of investigative journalism make up a 19-page teacher's guide. In the first, young journalists determine the differences between investigative journalism and conventional forms of journalism. The second focuses on the importance of freedom of the press and freedom of speech in a democratic society. The final lesson asks scholars to create a rubric to evaluate various forms of investigative reports including political cartoons.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show multiple news stories of the Banksy painting shredding and have class members compare how the journalists report the event
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for use with books from Crabtree Publishing, but lessons can be taught without them
  • Requires extra prep time to create case studies if not using the ones in the Crabtree books
  • Videos of the painting shredding are available on the internet
  • Comes with accommodation strategies
  • None
Common Core