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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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Teenager Gets iPhone, 18-Point Contract for Christmas

Teenager Gets iPhone, 18-Point Contract for Christmas

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion about teens' use of technology and parental involvement/control over aspects of their children's lives. It can also lead into discussion on teens' preoccupation with technology, gadgets,...

Grades: 9

Date: January 01, 2013

Subject: technology

Mars Colonization Mission Lays Out Applicant Requirements

Mars Colonization Mission Lays Out Applicant Requirements

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion on the possible colonization of Mars, and the likelihood that such a venture could be accomplished in the next 10 years. Using reliable Internet resources and the content of the webcast i...

Grades: 4 5 6 7 8

Date: January 09, 2013

Subject: science

Python Hunt Brings 800 Hunters To Florida Everglades

Python Hunt Brings 800 Hunters To Florida Everglades

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion on invasive species and how explanations of their success in foreign ecosystems fits into the concepts of natural selection and Darwin's Theory of Evolution. ...

Grades: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: January 13, 2013

Subject: science

Republicans Push For Electoral College Reform

Republicans Push For Electoral College Reform

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion on the United States' system of the Electoral College for the election of presidents, and arguments for preserving, abolishing, or modifying the system....

Grades: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: January 20, 2013

Subject: social studies

'Gang of Eight' Senators Proposing Immigration Reform

'Gang of Eight' Senators Proposing Immigration Reform

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion on the topic of undocumented immigrants and immigration reform. It can also lead into a discussion on what the lives of undocumented immigrants are like, the path to citizenship, and the...

Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: January 28, 2013

Subject: social studies

Remains Identified as King Richard III

Remains Identified as King Richard III

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for discussions on: the Medieval and Renaissance periods, what life was like during those times, and feudalism and the monarchical form of government. This lesson can be completed in one 50-minute cla...

Grades: 2 3 4 5 6 7

Date: February 04, 2013

Subject: social studies

5-Year-Old Boy Gets Robotic Hand Made With 3-D Printer

5-Year-Old Boy Gets Robotic Hand Made With 3-D Printer

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for discussions on: inventors/inventions, how they improve the world, and how this can be seen as philanthropy. Students can also explore the concept of open source technologies. This lesson can be comp...

Grades: 2 3 4 5 6

Date: February 06, 2013

Subject: science

Anti-Whaling Boat Sea Shepherd Clashes with Japanese Whalers

Anti-Whaling Boat Sea Shepherd Clashes with Japanese Whalers

This Newsy story serves as a starting point for discussions on whaling, endangered species, international law/relations, and activism. This lesson can be completed in one 50-minute class period. ...

Grades: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Date: February 20, 2013

Subject: world

South Korea, U.S. Begin Military Drills, North Threatens War

South Korea, U.S. Begin Military Drills, North Threatens War

This story can serve as the starting point for discussions on current U.S. relations with North Korea and other rogue states, the Korean War, nuclear proliferation, and the possibility of a nuclear conflict in this day and age....

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: March 11, 2013

Subject: social studies

Scientists Release Full Neanderthal Genome

Scientists Release Full Neanderthal Genome

This video can serve as a starting point to discussions on human origins, the theory of human evolution, genetics, and the ethics of cloning. This lesson can be completed in one 50 minute class period. Time periods are given as approximations, howev...

Grades: 10 11 12

Date: March 20, 2013

Subject: science

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