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THE FILM

This documentary studies the motivations of journalists dedicated enough to risk their lives for a story. We follow narrator Amy Eldon on a personal journey to find meaning in the death of her older brother, 22-year-old Reuters photographer Dan Eldon. Dan was among a group of five journalists attacked by a mob during the Somali famine in 1993; he and three others were killed. As she interviews other journalists and the sole surviving witness to Dan's death, we see her attain the peace she sought.

THE CURRICULUM GUIDE

Lesson 1: Characterizing a Legacy (English Language Arts, Visual Literacy)
Lesson 2: Making an Illustrated Journal (Visual Arts)
Lesson 3: Photojournalism as a Career (Career Studies)
Lesson 4: Somalia: A Case Study (World History)
Lesson 5: Bosnia: A Case Study (World History)
Lesson 6: A Hungry Planet (Economics)
Lesson 7: What is PTSD? (Social Studies, Health, Psychology)
Lesson 8: Photographs That Changed History (Social Studies, Photography)

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Dying to Tell the Story - Curriculum Guide
 

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