For this project, Students team up individually or in pairs and become modern day “muckrakers”. Their mission will be to investigate a problem that currently exists and is causing damage or harm to some sector of our modern-day society. The problem must relate to something that is happening today.
Students will learn what it is like to be an investigative journalist. I have brainstormed 20-25 topics for your students to the project on. There are 6 questions that will help scaffold your student's research. You can make this into a essay paper, brochure, Prezi or PowerPoint presentation. My students loved pretending to be journalist and investigating topics that were of fascinating to them.
-Students will need access to internet to research for this project