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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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Pandemic or Pandemonium?

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...

Grades: 10

Date: June 12, 2009

Subject: health

$80,000 a Song

$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

Subject: entertainment

Public Privacy

Public Privacy

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...

Grades: 11

Date: June 23, 2009

Subject: technology

Cooling the Planet Down

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

Subject: environment

Obama Speaks to Mixed Responses

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...

Grades: 9

Date: September 11, 2009

Subject: U.S.

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

Hard Talk on Soft Drinks

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

Subject: health

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

Finding the Right Path in Afghanistan

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

Subject: technology

A Vote For Change in Germany?

A Vote For Change in Germany?

This topic of this video and lesson is the impact the re-election of Chancellor Angela Merkel will have on the German economy....

Grades: 11 12

Date: September 29, 2009

Subject: world

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