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How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
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Current Events

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research current events and simulate a newscast of a current news story. They watch the evening news and write a summary of a story of interest, conduct Internet research and complete a worksheet on a current event, and...
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The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and...
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It's News to Me!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-designed worksheet invites learners to use the Colorado Newspaper's website to keep up on current events. This engaging website allows young journalists to keep tabs on a current event, and write their own byline to the story they...
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Debating the Issues: Ralph Bunche and Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing information from a PBS documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, its companion website, and several other resources (links to which are provided), high schoolers evaluate whether Bunche did all he could to advance the...
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Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
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Greed is Good?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From Mr. Merdle to Mr. Madoff? A viewing of the PBS adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit” launches an examination of greedy characters in literature and a study of greed, unfairness, and economic hardship today. The richly...
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Unit 5: Current Events Scavenger Hunt-Linking the Classroom and the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the media's reporting of world events and issues. After identifying countries reported in newspapers, students locate the country on a map. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students search for as many...
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Science Current Event Graphic Organizer

For Students 7th - 9th
In this current events worksheet, students fill in details on a graphic organizer from a current event. They include the title of the article, the author, the source, and the date. They fill in boxes about "who", "what", "where", "when",...
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through a careful reading and examination of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, scholars take part in grand conversations about the novel's contents, slavery, and the impact the book had on it. Furthermore, learners analyze an...
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Current Events Quiz #5: January 2002

For Students 11th - 12th
Quiz your class with 60 true/false questions pertaining to current events. The focus is on current (2002) events occurring in the United States. Some of the questions appear superfluous and have little educational value.
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Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss current events and importance of understanding historical context for events today. They research current event and its historical context, and plan, shoot, and edit iMovie video essay using AppleWorks storyboard.
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Getting the Story

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Scholars investigate current events. They collect information and focus on the five W questions, and then they search newspapers to find a current events article. While reading the article, they search for each W and comment on the ones...
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The Affect of Music on Visual Images

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider cross-curricular connections between social studies, singing, and current events. They listen to the song, "I Can't Cry Hard Enough." view scenes from September 11, then create presentations using images, a...
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A Better Class of Journal-ists

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young academics create a current events journal by skimming newspapers for articles that fit defined guidelines for informational texts. After cutting out two articles each week to add to their journals, they write a brief description of...
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Cartoons for the Classrooms: Wall Street Financial Meltdown

For Students 9th - 12th
Combine two current events (2008) in one political cartoon. This handout examines the Large Hadron Collider, a scientific invention that caused a sudden fear of black holes, and the financial meltdown on Wall Street. Background...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: What's Next in 2011?

For Students 9th - 12th
Examine the toolbox of political cartoons with this analysis handout, which features a cartoon utilizing satire, sarcasm, and irony as it predicts the current events of 2011. Interestingly, this will also serve to get scholars looking...
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Writing Letters-to-the-Editor

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Collect numerous editorials and have your class establish criteria for this type of persuasive writing. After brainstorming ideas about school issues or current events, journalists select a topic of interest to use as the basis of their...
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Speaking Out About Kosovo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Invite your class to reflect on the responsibility of newspapers to act as vehicles for citizens to voice their opinions. Using an article to gain factual info. about gov't strategies in dealing with current events in Kosovo, young...
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Current Events

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is an ongoing activity intended to build interest in local, national, and world news. The class is divided into four groups of approximately five students each. The groups are responsible for monitoring the daily news. They compose...
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Science Current Events Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 8th
You can use current events to increase student understanding of both science concepts and language arts skills.
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Lesson 3: Social Issue Investigation

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider solutions to American social issues. In this current events lesson plan, 12th graders research current social issues and then prepare Presidential briefings based on solutions they have crafted to combat the issues.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Sarcasm, Irony, and Satire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Satire, sarcasm, or irony? Editorial cartoons have long been the tool artists use to express their opinions about politics and politicians. Kevin "Kai" Kallaugher's four-panel cartoon offers readers an opportunity to examine how he uses...
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The Texas Social Studies Controversy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the Texas social studies curriculum controversy with your class. Using a current events lesson plan, learners read the article "A Christian Land Governed by Christian Principles," respond to the discussion questions, and...

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