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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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