Pandemic or Pandemonium?
This is a lesson on the H1N1 virus. This lesson is applicable for students K-12. I would primarily use this lesson for grades 9-12. With the recent escalation of the WHO warning level and declaration of pandemic many students are confused and frig...
Date: June 12, 2009
$80,000 a Song
This video is a great lesson and discussion starter on the possible consequences of illegally downloading music. This can also lead to discussions of other online copyright issues including movies and software. The video sites various news sources ...
Grades: 5 6
Date: June 19, 2009
This video examines a policy by a Montana town that required job applicant to provide their Facebook usernames and passwords. After much backlash, they have placed the policy on hold pending further investigation. It opens up the question of how mu...
Date: June 23, 2009
Cooling the Planet Down
This video makes a great lead in to discussions about Global Warming and what the United States should do as our part. This video provides multiple sources, which state, who is affected by global warming and how. It is not a discussion of the causes...
Grades: 9 10
Date: September 10, 2009
Obama Speaks to Mixed Responses
This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions or debate over government, healthcare, or current events. This video shows the reactions to Obama's speech, which addressed congress, about his proposed health care plan. The speech has...
Date: September 11, 2009
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...
Date: September 15, 2009
Hard Talk on Soft Drinks
This video introduces the concept of a tax on soda and other sugary drinks. One point of view is that this tax will raise billions of dollars to fund health care and reduce obesity. The other side of the argument is that soda is only a small area whe...
Grades: 9 10
Date: September 20, 2009
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
Finding the Right Path in Afghanistan
This would be a great video to use as a lead in to classroom discussions or debate over government or current events. Discussion on whether the U.S. should send more troops to Afghanistan, as suggested by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is heating up, as t...
Grades: 9 10 11 12
Date: September 22, 2009
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