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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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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

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

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

Prodigy at 16: Hype or Home Run?

Prodigy at 16: Hype or Home Run?

This lesson takes a look at what it means to be a child prodigy. It will help spur on discussion about the hype surrounding 16 year old Bryce Harper and whose responsibility it is to protect him and his future in baseball....

Grades: 7

Date: June 06, 2009

Subject: sports

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This lesson plan can be used for several years. The issues will be largely unchanged. It might be a good idea to keep 2 or 3 of the posters students make each year, allowing for comparison across time. Likewise, if the students research what ...

Grades: 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This lesson deals with Global Warming and the effects it has on our environment and way of life....

Grades: 5 6 7 8

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This video presents several Political controversies that are connected with global warming. In each of the scenarios someone or some country believes it is suffering from the consequences of global warming. Political disagreements are discussed, ...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

New Hope for Saving Eyesight

New Hope for Saving Eyesight

This lesson looks at a new medical advance in which medical researchers at the University of New South Wales have been able to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease by using the patient's own stem cells cultured on a simple contact l...

Grades: 9

Date: June 08, 2009

Subject: technology

New Hope for Saving Eyesight

New Hope for Saving Eyesight

This lesson talks about a new procedure that can possibly restore eyesight using adult stem cells. It is important to understand what stem cells are and how they are used to aid in regrowth and repair. View "http://stemcells.nih.gov /info/basics/":h...

Grades: 5

Date: June 08, 2009

Subject: technology

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