Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs through our sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities.

The Pulitzer Center endeavors to connect students with pressing, underreported global issues and the journalists that cover them throughout the school year and summer by collaborating with teachers to schedule classroom visits, journalism workshops and professional development sessions. Sign up for the Pulitzer Center education listserv to begin receiving weekly updates and lessons connected to global reporting. You will also be added to the list of teachers contacted when journalists are available for classroom visits.

If you would like support designing a project connected to Pulitzer Center reporting, contact Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi at fmostoufi@pulitzercenter.org.

AHHFES at Cultural Institutions

Everyday DC: A Photography Project Examining Representation of DC
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

What images come to mind when you think of Washington, D.C.? How does media representation of the District compare with the everyday experiences of youth in the DC? Students will explore these questions as part of an interactive workshop at the Everyday DC exhibition on view in January 2018 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Chinatown. The exhibition will feature  over one hundred images taken by students from DC public middle schools who participated in the Everyday DC unit this fall.
Inspired by Everyday Africa, an Instagram feed aimed at countering negative media coverage of the continent, the unit asked students to make positive contributions to media representation of DC by applying photography and reporting skills to visualizing their everyday realities of the District. This field trip will introduce students to the exhibition, teach strategies for analyzing photography, explore curation and photography composition skills and ultimately lead to a final project that asks students to reflect on how they would visualize their everyday realities in DC.
Date(s): Wednesday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 23 
Time(s): 10:00 AM and 12:30PM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film,
Curriculum Connections: (Choose from: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, Foreign Language, Math, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, Other- Please Specify)
Appropriate Grade Level(s): Grades 4-12
Ticket capacity per performance: 50

Site is a 5-minute walk from the Gallery Place metro station

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“Inside Russia” screening and visual storytelling workshops feat. PBS Newshour filmmakers Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin (DEEPER ENGAGEMENT)
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
“Inside Russia” is a series of short films produced for PBS Newshour that investigate how authors experiment with multiple approaches to examine a larger story on political conflict in Russia.  Scheduled to align with the DCPS 6th grade social studies unit on Europe, this screening will use the film to introduce students to the human impacts of political tension in Russia while also modeling how journalists at a broadcast television news network create short segments that balance multiple opinions on a single issue.  Immediately after the screening, students will connect directly with journalists Nick Shifrin and Zach Fannin to discuss how the films were researched, constructed and produced. Classes attending this screening will also participate in a pre-screening workshop with Pulitzer Center staff, and post-screening workshop with Fannin and/or Shifrin, to explore visual storytelling skills. Post-screening workshops will result in students creating short videos using the Adobe Premiere Clip telephone app that communicate an underreported story about Russia. 
Date(s): TBD, but tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 2/13,Thursday 2/15, Tuesday, 3/6 or Thursday, 3/8. Pre- and post-screening workshops will be scheduled with participating teachers
Time(s): TBD, but tentatively 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Location: PBS Newshour offices, 3939 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Civics/Social Studies, History/Geography; Photography, Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, Foreign Language, Math, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grade(s): 6th-8th
Ticket capacity per performance: 50

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"Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater” screening and visual storytelling workshops feat. USA Today filmmakers Steve Elfers and Ian James (DEEPER ENGAGEMENT)
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

“Pumped Dry” is an award-winning, 65-minute film produced for USA TODAY that investigates the causes and human impacts of groundwater depletion in India, Morocco, Peru and the United States. Scheduled the week of World Water Day, this screening will use the film to introduce students to how farmers all over the world have been affected by groundwater loss while also modeling how journalists at major news publications create documentaries that balance personal narratives with research. Immediately after the screening, students will connect directly with journalists Steve Elfers and Ian James to discuss how the film was researched and produced. Classes attending this screening will also participate in a pre-screening workshop with Pulitzer Center staff and post-screening workshop with the film’s producer Steve Elfers to explore visual storytelling skills. Post-screening workshops will result in students designing storyboards for short documentaries that visualize local connections to the the film’s themes. Both the pre- and post-workshop screenings will be written to align with the 6th grade National Media Arts standards.
Date(s): Screening tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Pre- and post-screening workshops will be scheduled with participating teachers
Time(s): 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Location: USA Today offices, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Civics/Social Studies, History/Geography; Photography, Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, Foreign Language, Math, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grade(s): 6th-8th
Ticket capacity per event: 125

(Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

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WALK LIKE A JOURNALIST (DEEPER ENGAGEMENT)
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Why is it important to slow down and be more observant? What do you learn about a place, and ultimately about the world, by slowing down to a walking pace? Students will explore these questions through the eyes of National Geographic Fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek, a journalist who embarked on a reporting mission in early 2013 to walk the same 21,000 mile path that modern humans took from Africa to South America over the course of roughly 50,000 years. Paul’s goal throughout this project, which is called the “Out of Eden Walk,” is to take a slow approach to reporting that allows readers to reflect on how the small things we notice as we walk through the world reveal larger international issues. Over a series of three workshops (assuming this works with the school’s schedule), students will analyze photographs, interviews and video from Paul’s project to analyze what a “slow approach” to journalism reveals about the world. Students will meet with a professional photojournalist to practice observation and communication skills in preparation for reporting their own “Out of Eden Walk” right here in D.C.
Dates: TBD/Flexible, Based upon School Availability
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (trip) 3:90 minutes, Day 3 (in school): 2.5 hrs
Location: In-School and at the Pulitzer Center office
1779 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 615 Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Technology, History & Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th-8th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 45 students per date
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This event has  pre- and post-trip visits along with a field-trip to the Pulitzer Center.

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AHFES In-School

GLOBAL EXPLORERS
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
How do we get our news? What stories do we see and what stories do we miss? How do we build a balanced news diet that includes a diversity of reliable sources covering the world’s pressing, underreported global stories? Students will explore these questions as part of a one-day workshop with Pulitzer Center staff that will illuminate students’ interest in global news, while also identifying methods for expanding their access to global reporting. Through a series of interactive exercises, students will explore images and text from projects supported by Pulitzer Center on a diversity of global issues. They will deeply engage with at least one project and will work with their classmates to evaluate what they learned. Ultimately, students will work with Pulitzer Center staff to analyze how global issues connect to their local communities, identify a global issue they want to track this school year and analyze ways to bring more diverse news outlets and topics into how they consume media every day. The session will then be followed by a Skype session with a Pulitzer Center journalist selected by the class for a cost of $50.
Dates: TBD/Flexible In-school Workshops are determined based on a mutually agreeable schedule between the organization and the school. Please indicate your availability on the lottery form.
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (in school): 2.5 hrs (additional $50 need to book)
Location: In-School Workshop
Discipline: Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Technology, History and Geography, Civics/Law, Science
Grades: 4th-12th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 50 students per workshop
Cost of Workshop: Pulitzer Center has generously donated a limited number of workshops (a $300 value!) at no cost to schools. However, if your school decides to extend the worksop with a second date for the Skpye session, the workshop will cost $50. If your school has the entire $350 budget, please indicate this on the lottery from. We will reach more schools that do not have the budget to pay for the workshop.

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GLOBAL EXPLORERS
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Migration. Global health. Conflict. Environmental sustainability. How do these global issues connect to local contexts? How do we bring these issues into the classroom? What role can journalism play in classrooms, and in the lives of our students? This professional development workshop brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital and educational resources created by the Pulitzer Center to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. The program will include a combination of presentations and hands-on curriculum building activities. Participants will leave with tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on these issues.
Dates: 11/1/17
Time: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Length of Event: 2.5 hrs
Location: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 615 Washington, DC 20036
Discipline/Focus: Informational (to learn more about the organization), Humanities Learning- Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: Teachers grades 3rd-12th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 20 Educators
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