The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has created a number of educational modules to engage students and readers in Thurow’s work and generate awareness of the importance of good nutrition in the first 1,000 days. Explore these tools below, and pick up your copy of The First 1,000 Days at your local or online bookstore.
For high-school teachers:
A Common Core standards-aligned lesson plan with five extension activities. This tool incorporates text from the first chapter of the book, as well as videos and an interactive digital experience, to provide an introduction to The First 1,000 Days movement, and the mothers and children that Roger followed throughout his reporting.
A module focused on malnutrition in Guatemala, which uses material from The First 1,000 Days as well as PBS NewsHour anchor Hari Sreenivasan’s ”Guatemala: Hungry for Change” project. This module allows students to integrate and analyze information presented in different media or formats.
For all readers:
A set of discussion questions to engage readers of all ages in issues related to The First 1,000 Days movement.
For more information contact The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting at firstname.lastname@example.org
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