Tag Archives: investigative journalism

Sneak Peek: What is a Muslim? by Jamila

What Is A Muslim? Jamila A. Mr. Dickhudt’s 11th grade class   What’s your view of Muslims? The Afghanistan and Iraq wars persuaded Americans to refer to the followers of Islam as “terrorists.” Why? Because of the media. For instance, The New York Times, named the best book of the year “The Forever War” by […]

Sneak Peek: War: the Changes within Our World by Chelsea

War: The Changes within Our World Chelsea P. Mr Dickhudt’s 11th grade class What if one day you woke up and all around you there are gunshot noises and the cries of “help” coming from your neighbor’s house? What if you did not know when you were going to see your family again, or if […]

Sneak Peek! New High School Short Stories

As regular readers of this blog have no doubt realized, we are incredibly proud of the work being done by the 10th and 11th grade students in our programs CHAH.  Ms. Quinton, Ms. Charles-Harris, and Mr. Dickhudt’s 10th grade classes wrote short stories with Matt de la Pena (master of revision). Meanwhile, Mr. Dickhudt’s 11th graders learned about investigative […]

NYT writer discusses war and investigative journalism with Washington Heights 11th Graders

Mr. Duckhudt’s 11th grade class at CHAH hosted New York Times staff reporter Ray Rivera as a part of their ongoing program on investigative journalism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “As a journalist you can talk to a lot of important people, you’re constantly learning something new.  It takes a lot of analysis […]

Washington Heights 11th Graders ask: How does a foreign war affect communities at home?

Yesterday, the 11th graders participating in our Investigative Journalism Program welcomed Gulf War vet Omar Merino and gold-star mom Emily Toro. The two guests came to speak to Mr. Dickhudt’s classes and give perspective to the books the students are reading about the Iraq war: Patricia McCormick’s novel Purple Heart and investigative journalist Dexter Filkins’ The […]

Patricia McCormick visits 11th grade class in Washington Heights

Yesterday, two time National Book nominee Patricia McCormick visited Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) to discuss her book Purple Heart,  investigative journalism, and interviewing strategies with Mr. Dickhudt and Mr. Waligory’s 11th graders. In preparation for her visit, the students have been reading both fiction and non-fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Patricia’s […]