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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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Saudi Man Sentenced To Be Surgically Paralyzed

Saudi Man Sentenced To Be Surgically Paralyzed

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for comparative study and discussions on the U.S. legal/criminal justice system and Shariah Law as it is practiced in many Islamic countries. Students can gain insights into the historical events and cust...

Grades: 10 11 12

Date: April 01, 2013

Subject: social studies

Number of China Bird Flu Infections Reaches 51

Number of China Bird Flu Infections Reaches 51

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for discussions on: viruses, avian/bird flu, pandemics in history, pandemic preparedness, and flu treatment. The group work/discussion portion of the lesson was adapted from the PBS NewsHour lesson plan "...

Grades: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: April 14, 2013

Subject: health

Scientists Think They've Figured Out Old Faithful

Scientists Think They've Figured Out Old Faithful

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for discussions on geysers, other geothermal features, and aspects of earth science. This lesson can be completed in one 50-minute class period. ...

Grades: 4 5 6 7 8

Date: April 21, 2013

Subject: science

Native American Tribe Unable to Afford Wounded Knee Land

Native American Tribe Unable to Afford Wounded Knee Land

This Newsy webcast serves as the starting point for discussions on the Battle/Massacre at Wounded Knee, the Western Indian Wars, and the history of Native American tribes and the Sioux in particular. Students can learn the importance of historical s...

Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: May 01, 2013

Subject: social studies

School With No Tests? Here's How the Kids Turned Out

School With No Tests? Here's How the Kids Turned Out

This Newsy webcast serves as the starting point for discussions on alternative educational systems around the world and in the United States. Students can compare their own educational system to others, such as the ALPHA School in Toronto or the scho...

Grades: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: May 06, 2013

Subject: world

Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

This Newsy lesson can serve as a lead into discussions about bioengineering, its effects on the ecology, and questions of ethics related to the issue. This lesson plan can be completed in one 50-minute class period. ...

Grades: 8 9 10 11 12

Date: May 11, 2013

Subject: science

Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

This Newsy video can lead into a discussion into different ways in which we may be able to meet our energy demand: through the use of glowing plants or other alternatives. It also considers ethical concerns associated with the issue. This lesson can...

Grades: 5 6 7

Date: May 11, 2013

Subject: science

Sales of Orwell's '1984' Surge Amid NSA Surveillance Reports

Sales of Orwell's '1984' Surge Amid NSA Surveillance Reports

This Newsy video can serve as a springboard to discussions on privacy issues as described/forecasted in George Orwell's novel 1984 and how these predictions may or may not be relevant in today's world. Students can also explore other themes of the n...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: June 11, 2013

Subject: social studies

U.N. Estimates World Population of 11 Billion by 2100

U.N. Estimates World Population of 11 Billion by 2100

This Newsy.com video can serve as the springboard into discussions about overpopulation, the earth's sustainability, the impact of humans on the environment, and related topics. This lesson can be completed in one 50 minute class period. ...

Grades: 6 7 8

Date: June 15, 2013

Subject: social studies

A Brief History of Juneteenth

A Brief History of Juneteenth

This Newsy.com video can serve as the starting point for discussions on the Civil War, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, the true nature of freedom, equal rights, and national days of observance. This lesson plan can be completed in one 50-mi...

Grades: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Date: June 19, 2013

Subject: social studies

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