The program begins with reading from a report by Chicago Tribune reporter Sigrid Schultz, who first warned Americans of the dangers of Hitler's Germany. The lives and work of other American women correspondents are presented in the framework of 20th century world history. We will discuss the gripping newswriting of New York Times journalist Gloria Emerson, who reported on the Vietnam War.The program finishes with Q&A.
The participant will:
- appreciate that journalists and photojournalists lay the groundwork on which history is written.
- grasp how war reporters and photographers acted as eyewitnesses to and chroniclers of global conflict across the 20th and into the 21st century.
- appreciate the changing role of women as foreign correspondents across the 20th century.
Grades 8, 9,10,11,12.
U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s), U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the Present), World History/ The 20th Century.
English/Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/Communication Skills, English/ Applying Knowledge, English/ Developing Research Skills, English/ Multicultural Understanding, English/Participating in Society.
Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs.