Covering Watergate & Furthering Transparency
Students analyze primary sources to learn the role of investigative reporting had in uncovering the Watergate affair and keeping citizens apprised as the story unfolded. After, students create their own front-page news story on a modern-day example of investigative journalism that furthered transparency on an issue.
High School, Middle School
Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, congressional hearings, Deep Throat, Firing Line, Helen Thomas, impeachment, impeachment hearings, investigative reporting, Jim Lehrer, journalism, Richard Nixon, Robert MacNeil, transparency, Watergate