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General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

January 03, 2014

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

December 10, 2013

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

October 26, 2013

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

October 24, 2013

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

October 08, 2013

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

October 01, 2013

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

September 26, 2013

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

September 19, 2013

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

August 31, 2013

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New York Becomes First City To Ban Large Sodas

New York Becomes First City To Ban Large Sodas

This video is a great starting point for a student debate. It discusses the ban on large sodas in certain establishments in New York City and shares some opinions in favor of the ban and some opposing the ban. ...

Grades: 11 12

Date: September 13, 2012

Subject: health

Stem Cell Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Stem Cell Researchers Win Nobel Prize

This video serves as the starting point to a discussion on the ethics, benefits, and future of stem cell research. This lesson can be completed in one 50 minute class period. Time periods are given as an approximation, however, care should be given ...

Grades: 11 12

Date: October 08, 2012

Subject: science

Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

This video serves as the starting point for a discussion about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the similar threats of rogue nations (such as Iran) as they strive to develop nuclear weapon capabilities. Students should have a basic idea of the events s...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: October 15, 2012

Subject: world

Climate Change and Sandy: Are the Two Connected?

Climate Change and Sandy: Are the Two Connected?

This Newsy story is about Hurricane Sandy and whether or not it is related to climate change. The story can serve as a springboard for discussion on whether storms like Sandy are the results of human-induced climate change with students researching,...

Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: October 30, 2012

Subject: environment

SCOTUS To Hear Arguments On Voting Rights Act

SCOTUS To Hear Arguments On Voting Rights Act

This video serves as a starting point for discussion on the American Civil Rights Movement—in particular, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It can also feed into a discussion on where we stand today, as a country, in terms of racial discrimination and...

Grades: 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: November 09, 2012

Subject: social studies

Compromise on Horizon to Avert "Fiscal Cliff"?

Compromise on Horizon to Avert "Fiscal Cliff"?

This video serves as the starting point for a discussion on how government officials in the executive and legislative branches who have different points of view can come together and solve a looming problem by compromising and giving in some on their...

Grades: 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: November 11, 2012

Subject: U.S.

Rights Group Wants an International Ban on Killer Robots

Rights Group Wants an International Ban on Killer Robots

This video serves as the starting point for a discussion on the possibility that wars in the future may be fought using killer robots. It can also feed into a discussion on the ethics of such a scenario, and of war itself. Students can weigh the pros...

Grades: 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: November 20, 2012

Subject: science

OMG: Texting Turns 20

OMG: Texting Turns 20

This Newsy video about the milestone event of SMS text messaging's 20th birthday serves as the starting point for a discussion on how this popular technology may be used in educational settings to advance the curriculum. The lesson can be completed...

Grades: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: December 03, 2012

Subject: science

Iran Debuts State Sponsored You Tube-like Website, Mehr

Iran Debuts State Sponsored You Tube-like Website, Mehr

This video serves as a starting point for discussion about our own and other countries' laws regarding the Internet. From there, students can engage in general discussions about Internet censorship, how the Internet challenges traditions and even po...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: December 09, 2012

Subject: social studies

Adam Lanza Couldn't Feel Pain: Mental Health Theories

Adam Lanza Couldn't Feel Pain: Mental Health Theories

This video serves as a starting point for a discussion about the stigmatizing effects of reports of violent incidents on persons who suffer from mental illnesses and other disorders. From there, students can engage in general discussions about aspect...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: December 17, 2012

Subject: health

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