Daily Lessons for Teaching Shah of Shahs

Ryszard Kapuściński
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Lesson 1 (from Cards, Faces, Fields of Flowers)

Objective

This lesson examines the nature of author Ryszard Kapuscinski's profession, journalism.

Lesson

1) Dictionary Definition: What is journalism? What is the goal of a journalist? What attitude should the journalist have toward material? Kapuscinski defined his style of journalism as "literary reportage." What does this term mean?

2) Class Discussion: What material does Kapuscinski have to work with to construct his book? How does a journalist make meaning from various material? What might be the strengths and weaknesses of the various media Kapuscinski has in his possession?

3) Class Debate: Debate the merits and drawbacks of traditional journalism versus Kapuscinski's more subjective "literary reportage."

4) Homework: Take a traditional news article from the Internet, such as an Associated Press release, and rewrite it in the style of Kapuscinski's "literary reportage."

Lesson 2 (from Cards, Faces, Fields of Flowers)

Objective

This lesson examines the beginning of the book, and looks at reasons why Kapuscinski may have started the...

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