“This formidable censor of the public functionaries, by arraigning them at the tribunal of public opinion, produces reform peacefully, which must otherwise be done by revolution….. Thomas Jefferson 1823

2009

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Theme IV: Monitoring the Powerful

EQs: Why is freedom of press essential to any democratic society?
What is the impact of press on the society?

1 2B

All of the Presidents Men

Screening Questions:

  • Reflections due Thursday
  •  Watergate: Read the article on Deep Throat

 

3A

 

 

4B

Is the Fourth Estate a Fifth Column?

Discuss: Why is freedom of press essential to any democratic society?
What is the impact of press on the society?

Your Turn: Investigate the   institution as well as the treatment of the patients in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Final Exam Info

 

5A
All of the Presidents Men:

Understand:  The investigations into Watergate that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon are a case study in the operation of the American Constitution and political values.

Know: Definition and role of the Fourth Estate and the Purposes and Features of Watchdog Journalism
Do: Critically analyze the Watergate Scandal: identify examples of Watchdog Journalism; assess effectiveness of investigative reporting and apply acquired knowledge to a current event
8. B

Investigate the   institution as well as the treatment of the patients in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

You should be finished by the end of class today!

9. A

 

 

10.B

    News Story Due!

Present to class:

  • News Broadcast
  • Investigation
  • Outcome
11. A

 

12.B

Final Exam Review

 

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Democracy only works when ordinary people claim it as their own. Bill Moyers