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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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Dad Shoots Daughters Laptop Over Facebook Post

Dad Shoots Daughters Laptop Over Facebook Post

This video is a great way to spark a class discussion about social media. It will also shed light on being careful about what you write on the internet. ...

Grades: 9

Date: February 12, 2012

Subject: technology

Teenager Gets iPhone, 18-Point Contract for Christmas

Teenager Gets iPhone, 18-Point Contract for Christmas

This Newsy video serves as the starting point for a discussion about teens' use of technology and parental involvement/control over aspects of their children's lives. It can also lead into discussion on teens' preoccupation with technology, gadgets,...

Grades: 9

Date: January 01, 2013

Subject: technology

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

This Newsy.com video can serve as the starting point to discussions on social media, cyberbullying, privacy, and more. It can also serve to get students to self-monitor their posts on social media for appropriateness. This lesson can be completed in...

Grades: 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: August 31, 2013

Subject: technology

China's New Wall

China's New Wall

I would use this video as a lead in to discussions about the United States First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This news item deals with the censorship of the Chinese internet. We will have already discussed sev...

Grades: 9 10

Date: June 11, 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

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

China's New Wall

China's New Wall

This lesson plan focuses on government controlled censorship in China through the form of a mandated computer filter which does not allow "harmful information" to be viewed. Is China using this filter to merely shield young people from harmful langu...

Grades: 10 11 12

Date: June 11, 2009

Subject: world

Chavez Takes on the Media

Chavez Takes on the Media

This video should be used as a lead in to discussions about the United States First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This news item deals with the censorship in the form of media closures initiated by Venezuelan Pr...

Grades: 11

Date: September 15, 2009

Subject: world

White Farmers in Zimbabwe

White Farmers in Zimbabwe

The topic of this video and lesson is the land reform program in Zimbabwe. The government of Zimbabwe is re-distributing land of white farmers to the black citizens of Zimbabwe. ...

Grades: 9 10

Date: September 21, 2009

Subject: world

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

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