This is a day-by-day breakdown of a unit plan for a Journalism class or any class in which you are teaching the issue of ethics and honesty. This unit requires very little copying (only two articles!) and very little plan-time. Very easy to execute and very useful for students.
Using the movie Shattered Glass and articles available online (and linked in this unit plan), teachers can educate their students on the real life case of Stephen Glass, a reporter who fabricated 40+ stories in his time with The New Republic.
Students will learn about ethics and the importance of honesty. They will evaluate articles for credibility and write their own articles.