Day 2

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The History of Investigative Journalism & "Muckraking"

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will conduct introductory research on investigative journalism and "muckraking" in American history, will select a specific example to research in more depth, and will present their findings to the class.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4


    In this first part of a two-part examination of the history of investigative journalism in America, students will begin unpacking this concept by conducting...

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