Curriculum Fostering Journalistic Inquiry and Media Learning
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labsis building the next generation of public media with a digital journalism curriculum, as well as local PBS station mentors and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates educational experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments. Students engage in journalistic inquiry, media production, and student-centered learning that build critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, news literacy, and communication skills. In the past, students have tackled such topics as the effects of climate change, the need for diversity in the gaming industry, and the impact and perceptions of misinformation. They have produced STEM stories on how engineering is reshaping people’s lives and how health-care innovators are redefining what it means to be “healthy.” By giving youth a voice and the opportunity to reach millions of people via the PBS NewsHour broadcast and digital platforms, the program inspires youth to speak up and be part of the solution.
The Global Oneness Project is sponsoring a student photography and original illustrationcontest in which students are encouraged to document the fragility, hope, and future of our planet’s ecosystem due to climate change. All entries must be related to the contesttheme: The Environment Is in You.
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) has many resources to help teachers and their students recognize the rich history and contributions of people who are deaf or hearing impaired, as well as those who are autistic. One of DCMP’s offerings is No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie. Another is the award-winning documentary Autism Goes to College from the Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.
University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education are sponsors of the Stronger Than Hate Challenge, a contest for middle school and high school students across the nation to find inspiration in the stories of survivors of genocide.