Female Journalists of World War II & Today

Helen Kirtland

Overview

Students analyze primary sources to investigate how female press corps broke barriers and challenged public perceptions during World War II. After, students research and report on a contemporary woman journalist who is providing news coverage in a war zone to keep citizens informed.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

160 minutes

Topics

journalism, photographers, war, war reporting, women journalists, World War II

Author

PBS NewsHour Extra

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