Critical Literacy: Point / Counter Point

3 Myths That Block Progress for the Poor

Bill Gates annual report on the Gates Foundation –
2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid – Gates Foundation is a great example of digital publishing techniques combining text, graphics and video.  It has also prompted discussions on Gate’s predictions, particularly from Joshua Keating at  “Incomes in Africa Have Barely Budged for the Last 15 Years

Students could read and evaluate Gate’s claims and evaluate Keating’s criticisms.  Excellent opportunity for rich discussions and further research.


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