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.


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Winter Lottery 

Events which take place in January - March will be available in the Winter Lottery Cycle, opening December 2. 

History Explained: A field trip to NPR and visual storytelling workshops with documentary filmmakers
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Students will visit the DC offices at NPR to explore how one of the country's leading radio stations creates short films for the web that communicate global news stories to diverse audiences. They will meet with staff editors, view short films produced for NPR (“India’s School Lunch Program” and “A Few Things to Know About Why Treaties Matter,”) and tour the NPR offices. They will also work with Pulitzer Center's education team to examine how journalists compose short films to explain the human impacts of government policies in the U.S. and India as part of a pre-field trip workshop. They will apply those strategies to the development of storyboards for short films that practicing explaining issues that impact their communities as part of a post-field trip workshop
Content Area:English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Technology, Arts, Diversity
Grades: 6-8th
Learning Standards:ART standards: Identify, describe, and analyze how message and meaning are created by components in media artworks CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Location: NPR, 1111 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Date: 2/12/2020
Time: 10:30 AM 
Duration: 90 Minutes 
Capacity: 80

“Inside Russia” and “Inside Yemen” screenings and visual storytelling workshops feat. PBS Newshour filmmakers
Presented by: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

“Inside Russia” and “Inside Yemen” are news segments produced for PBS Newshour that investigate how authors use multiple visual approaches to create videos that analyze the human impacts of political conflicts. Students will view the films as part of a field trip to PBS Newshour, where they will also connect with staff editors and tour the Newshour studio. Immediately after the screening, students will connect directly with journalists to discuss how the films were researched, constructed and produced. A pre-field trip workshop with Pulitzer Center staff will introduce content that students will need to understand the segments, and visual storytelling skills that students will use to analyze how the films were produced. After the field trip, Center staff and a Newshour journalist will lead a post-field trip workshop that guides students in using what they learned about visual storytelling to create storyboards for original films that communicate what they learned about Russia and Yemen to their communities.
Content Area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Technology, Arts, Diversity
Grades: 6-8th
Learning Standards: ART standards: experiment with multiple approaches to produce content and components, utilize a range of associated principles, such as point of view and perspective CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the
Location: WETA Studios and PBS Newshour studio, 3939 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
Dates: Tuesday, 2/13,Thursday 2/15, Tuesday, 3/6 or Thursday, 3/8.
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Capacity: 35

 

Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater” screening and visual storytelling workshops feat. USA Today filmmakers Steve Elfers and Ian James
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.
Content Area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Technology, Arts, Diversity
Grades: 6-8th
Learning Standards: ART standards: planning and structure, sketching, improvising and brainstorming CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.7 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.3 Delineate a speaker's
Location: USA Today; 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Date: 03/18/2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Capactiy: 40 


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Circus Without Borders: Documentary Filmmaking for Community Dialogue
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Students will attend a screening of Circus Without Borders, a feature-length documentary film exploring how impoverished communities in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea are using circus to combat apathy and depression amongst their youth, at a local independent movie theater. The film is independently screening at international film festivals and models how a filmmaker adapted a short reporting project into a feature length, character-driven story. The screening will start and conclude with short exercises that introduce students to film analysis skills. Students will also connect with the film's director and two of the film's subjects.
Date: September 18th
Time: 10am
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, History/Geography
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 400  
for Circus Without Borders: Documentary Filmmaking for Community Dialogue


Fall Lottery

The Fall Lottery will open on Monday, September 9th. 

The Art of the Explainer: A field trip to VOX Media and visual storytelling workshops with documentary filmmakers
Students will visit the DC offices at Vox news to explore how one of the country's youngest, and most visited, digital news sites produces short films that communicate global news stories to diverse audiences. They will meet with staff editors, view short films produced for Vox and tour the Vox offices. As part of a pre-field trip workshop, they will work with Pulitzer Center's education team to examine how Vox journalists compose short films to engage audiences in global stories. They will then apply those strategies to the development of storyboards for short films explaining an important issue from their communities as part of a post-field trip workshop.
Date: 11/13/19
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 90 min
Location: Vox Media
Discipline: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, World Languages/Global Studies, Science, Arts
Curriculum Connections: Link
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade
Ticket capacity: 
for The Art of the Explainer: A field trip to VOX Media and visual storytelling workshops with documentary filmmakers

 

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