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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHFES at Cultural Institutions
These trips are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
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
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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.
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
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