This Hands Up, Don't Shoot! lesson plan also includes:
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of the Department of Justice reports, analyze excerpts from the report, and watch a video that focus on the challenges journalists faced in reporting about the events. Finally, class members consider what they can do to "bridge . . . gaps in understanding" among individuals, police, and journalists.
- Do provide class member with the transcript of the NPR radio conversation so that they can take notes as they listen to the broadcast
- The 10th in an 11-resource case study of the social media and professional news reporting of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer
- Excerpts from the DOJ report and the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot! Build on a Lie" news article clarify some of the misconceptions about the events in Ferguson
- Links are provided to all required materials