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Students research the investigative efforts in print journalism for the Watergate scandal. In this historical journalism lesson plan, students analyze the impact on investigative journalism because of the Washington Post coverage of Watergate. Students criticize or defend techniques used by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Students write a paper for the lesson plan.
Connect events of the past to events of today. Budding historians read an eight paragraph passage describing the Watergate scandal. They then connect the Nixon scandal to sex scandals of recent times. There are six critical thinking questions included for use as a writing prompt or as discussion starters.
Eleventh graders investigate the charges brought against President Nixon. In this 20th century America lesson, 11th graders read excerpts from Articles of Impeachment and respond to the provided discussion questions about the Watergate debacle and Nixon's involvement in it.
Students examine the climate of American politics. In this Watergate lesson plan, students analyze political cartoons and documents about the Watergate scandal and discuss the scandal's implications. Students then research other political scandals and determine how they have contributed to the political climate in the nation.