Many schools are familiar with the “common book” approach, where a piece of literature is infused throughout the curriculum of multiple classes. “One Story” is the JEA/NSPA take on this idea. We encourage all participants of the National High School Journalism Convention to read the Colorado Springs Gazette’s four-part series “Other than honorable,” which examined how wounded combat veterans were mistreated, focusing on loss of benefits for life after discharge by the Army for minor offenses. The story won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
JEA’s curriculum leaders have developed lesson plans for you to incorporate “Other than honorable” into your classroom, and stories and photos from the series will be used in multiple sessions at the convention, highlighted by the keynote address from the project’s team, Dave Philipps, Michael Ciaglo and Joanna Bean.
One Story Lesson Plans
- One Story Lesson Plan: Writing for Twitter
- One Story Lesson Plan: Examining Sources, Credibility and Verification for a Long-Form Story
- One Story Lesson Plan: Making Editorial Decisions
- One Story Lesson Plan: Analyzing Research in an Investigative News Article
- One Story Lesson Plan: What Happened Next?
- One Story Lesson Plan: Narrowing the Field
- One Story Lesson Plan: Understanding the why in online story package design
- One Story Lesson Plan: Framing the story — How photographs convey messages
- One Story Lesson Plan: Fact Checking
- One Story Lesson Plan: Design a Spread or Photo Essay
The team behind the “Other Than Honorable” series spoke at the National High School Journalism Convention.