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 Steven Spielberg's The Post reveals the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.


Lesson 1: The Pentagon Papers: The Facts of the Case  (United States History)
Lesson 2: The Supreme Court and Freedom of the Press  (United States History, Government)
Lesson 3: Daniel Ellsberg and the Espionage Act  (United States History, Government)
Lesson 4: Journalism Ethics and “Fake News”  (Journalism)
Lesson 5: Why Is a Free Press So Important?  (Social Studies, English, Journalism)
Lesson 6: First Amendment Rights and the Student Press  (Journalism)
Lesson 7: Character Conversations: The Interview  (Drama/Theater)
Lesson 8: Active Viewing of The Post (English Language Arts, Film Literacy)


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