Never before has the practice and code of journalism come so profoundly under fire. From the 24-hour news cycle to the instantaneity of social media to the proliferation of fake news websites and presidential challenges, our media landscape has not only been transformed, but has also become incredibly challenging to understand. The Cinematheque offers this resource list to encourage you to provide a starter kit of tools for helping your students navigate news in the post-truth era.
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These two worksheets and video are based on the story of Mirlanda, a young girl who survived the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. They comprise reading texts, comprehension activities and vocabulary practice. They can be used independently, or as preparation work before watching the below video, Mirlanda.