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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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Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving

This lesson utilizes the Newsy video "Texting and Driving: Your Right or a New Way to Crash" to promote a heightened awareness of the harmful effects of text messaging while driving. A recent article on WebMD.com outlines the negative effects of text...

Grades: 9

Date: June 04, 2009

Subject: U.S.

Tiananmen's Taboo Twenty

Tiananmen's Taboo Twenty

This lesson deals with the Tiananmen Square massacre that took place in 1989. Some research on this event in China's history as well as China's current plight and situation politically should be known before addressing this topic. ...

Grades: 9

Date: June 04, 2009

Subject: world

China's "Internet Maintenance Day"

China's "Internet Maintenance Day"

This lesson addresses the impact of censoring websites by the Chinese government. June 4th 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the protests in Tiananmen Square. The government has begun blocking access to many social media websites and foreign newsp...

Grades: 10 11 12

Date: June 03, 2009

Subject: world

About the Buzzing Bee

About the Buzzing Bee

This lesson plan incorporates the Newsy video with the movie "Spellbound" and the book ??Phoebe and the Spelling Bee??. This news video reports on the Scripps Spelling Bee and how the world receives the competition. Students will make connections be...

Grades: 4 5

Date: May 29, 2009

Subject: writing

Searching How to Search

Searching How to Search

This lesson describes the competition for the search engine market between Wolfram Alpha, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. It mentions the new search engine developed by Microsoft called Kumo (which is now called Bing) and discusses updates made to Goog...

Grades: 11

Date: May 22, 2009

Subject: technology

Searching How to Search

Searching How to Search

This lesson is a way to introduce using search engines on the web to find information. It focuses on different search engines and how easily they can be used. The search engines discussed in this lesson are Google, Kumo (now called Bing), and Wolfr...

Grades: 6 7

Date: May 22, 2009

Subject: technology

Looking Back For Answers

Looking Back For Answers

This lesson deals with the historical perspective of the swine flu. Before you use this lesson, make sure your students are mature enough to examine the topic, and their parents are on board....

Grades: 8 9 10 11 12

Date: April 28, 2009

Subject: world

No Place to Call Home

No Place to Call Home

This lesson is designed as a follow-up to reading the story "How to Babysit and Orangutan" by Kathy Darling. The story is about a refuge for orphaned orangutans, and the video talks about a previously undiscovered wild population of orangutans in Bo...

Grades: 5

Date: April 27, 2009

Subject: world

From Scum to Power Source

From Scum to Power Source

This clip introduces the idea of algae as an energy source. It would be beneficial for students to have background knowledge on terms like: energy crisis, renewable, and non-renewable resources. I would use this lesson with my Exceptional gifted 3-...

Grades: 5 6 7

Date: April 22, 2009

Subject: environment

Environmental Beef Over Cows

Environmental Beef Over Cows

This lesson deals with lowering greenhouse emissions caused by cows and the different options being considered to reduce those emissions. Before using this lesson you may want to become familiar with greenhouse gases coming from cows. Another intern...

Grades: 6 7 8

Date: April 21, 2009

Subject: environment

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