Newspaper Analysis – Marta Baziuk
Behind Ukraine’s protest are memories of Moscow’s famine
Dec.11 2013, Globe and Mail
Appropriate for students:
Grades 10 – 12
Curriculum Fit / Specific Expectations / Learning Outcomes:
Please select outcomes you wish to cover from either social studies or history and prepare an assessment to share with students at the outset.
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Read Behind Ukraine’s protest are memories of Moscow’s famine by Marta Baziuk Dec.11 2013, Globe and Mail and answer the following questions:
Questions for analyzing an article
Read “Behind Ukraine’s protest are memories of Moscow’s famine” by Marta Baziuk Dec.11 2013, Globe and Mail and answer the following questions:
- What event led to the writing of the article?
- What is the main idea of the article?
- Select several facts/arguments (3 minimum), which support the main idea.
- Does the author provide enough factual material to support his ideas (quotes witnesses, provides statistics, states her sources of information? Was he an eyewitness to events; or was the information obtained through a news service?
- Is the reportage, in your opinion, true, balanced or biased? Explain.
- Are different viewpoints presented? Is this article an editorial (author’s own ideas), is it informative, is it convincing, is it balanced?
- What do you think of the article and its point of view? Explain.
Questions for analyzing Ian Hunter’s article, Specifically.
- What is the connection between the Holodomor and the political events of 2014 in Ukraine?
- Why does the author think that the Holodomor and is relevant to Ukrainian citizens today?
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