Michelle Obama's Slave Roots
The topic of this video and lesson addresses the news story by the New York Times that traces the history of Michelle Obama's family history to slaves and slave owners....
Grades: 11 12
Date: October 11, 2009
Gitmo Suspects to Stand Trial in U.S.
This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions over government, debate, or current events. Democratic lawmakers members pushed to allow terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay detention camp to be trialed in the U.S. Media outlets ask ...
Grades: 6 7 8 9
Date: October 12, 2009
Wall Street Bonuses Continue
This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions over government, debate, or current events. In the Newsy video, stocks continue to rise on Wall Street thanks to huge profits from big financial corporations. But it is how these big cor...
Date: October 19, 2009
Putting Immigration on the Back Burner
This video would be an excellent stepping stone into a discussion pertaining to issues regarding immigration today. In American Cultures we discuss the massive immigration pattern that existed in the late 1800s and early 1900s and how newcomers disl...
Date: October 21, 2009
Upcoming U.S. Census Evokes Privacy Fears
This video examines why the census is creating controversy over the questions asked. Resentment over the change could be considered political or personal infringement. One argument is for underrepresented populations to have a chance to be counted, w...
Date: November 04, 2009
How Can U.S. Unemployment Be Solved?
This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions over government, economics or current events. This lesson talks about how 10.2% of Americans are unemployed. Another 5.3% are underemployed. Now President Obama faces criticism that he l...
Grades: 6 7 8 9
Date: November 10, 2009
I'm Just a (Health Care Reform) Bill
I would use this video as an introduction for a debate on health care and government involvement. The lesson is just a starter to begin the research needed to hold a debate on health care....
Grades: 11 12
Date: November 21, 2009
Obama on 'Daily Show': How'd He Do?
This video is a great piece to discuss with students during the midterm elections. This video provides the perspectives of several different sides in the media, both Republicans and Democrats. It is a great way to begin a lesson on campaign strateg...
Date: October 28, 2010
Schools Move to Ban Kid Craze Silly Bandz
This video makes a great lead in to Persuasive Writing. The video presents a relevant topic that the students can easily relate to and have an opinion about. Chances are many of the students in class will be wearing at least one Silly Bandz at the...
Grades: 3 4 5
Date: June 03, 2010
Obama: This is Our Generation's "Sputnik" Moment
This video captures a few moments of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 25, 2011. In it he calls on all Americans to rise to the occasion and use this moment to redefine the American economic landscape. It provides an exc...
Date: January 26, 2011
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