In the News
The purpose of this exercise is to assist students in thinking about human service problems, participants, organizations, and issues. Each student will select a news story on Monday which reflects a human service problem and will follow this story in the newspaper, on television, and in other media. By Thursday students should address the following questions:
1. Describe the situation you have identified.
2. What is the problem?
3. Who are the participants? Describe each and identify his/her perspective of the problem.
4. How is the situation resolved?
5. How well or how poorly do you think the situation was portrayed by the media? Why?
This is a Survey Of Human Services Class