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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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Afghanistan In-and-Out

Afghanistan In-and-Out

This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions over government or current events. This lesson talks about how the decision is in. After months of meetings and debate, President Barack Obama declared in a speech Tuesday he would be d...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: December 03, 2009

Subject: world

Negotiating with the Taliban

Negotiating with the Taliban

This video shows one way the United States and western powers have tried to set up an exit strategy to end the War in the Middle East. This will lead into a discussion about what students think may be the best idea for ending this conflict with the ...

Grades: 12

Date: January 31, 2010

Subject: world

Aid on the Way to Haiti

Aid on the Way to Haiti

This video discusses how world and U.S. agencies are headed to Haiti to bring aid and assess the extent of the damage. This is the worst earthquake experienced in the Caribbean for over 200 years. It is not a discussion of whether or not we should ...

Grades: 7 8 9

Date: January 14, 2010

Subject: world

Dubai Unveils Tallest Building in the World

Dubai Unveils Tallest Building in the World

This video describes the unveiling of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, or The Dubai Tower. While the video goes into detail about the economic repercussions both positive and negative of the building, my third grade class would focus ...

Grades: 3

Date: January 05, 2010

Subject: world

Uruguay Takes on Big Tobacco

Uruguay Takes on Big Tobacco

This video discusses the legal case brought by the company Phillip Morris against the country of Uruguay. This video is a good introduction to a unit discussing anti-smoking laws in Spain and Latin America and the influence multi-national companies c...

Grades: 11

Date: November 17, 2010

Subject: world

One Year Later, Progress in Haiti 'Painfully Slow'

One Year Later, Progress in Haiti 'Painfully Slow'

This video gives an update on the slow progress after the devastating earthquake in Haiti one year ago. Outlines what many Haitians are experiencing on a day-to-day basis and projects a timeline of taking at least 10-15 years to get Haiti back in sh...

Grades: 6

Date: January 13, 2011

Subject: world

China Tops International Education Rankings

China Tops International Education Rankings

This video is a great lead into a discussion of the effects of US education reform as well as ideas to improve it further. The marginal US gains since 2006 verify that NCLB is not making as many gains as education reform in other nations, like Shang...

Grades: 12

Date: December 08, 2010

Subject: world

Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

This video serves as the starting point for a discussion about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the similar threats of rogue nations (such as Iran) as they strive to develop nuclear weapon capabilities. Students should have a basic idea of the events s...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: October 15, 2012

Subject: world

School With No Tests? Here's How the Kids Turned Out

School With No Tests? Here's How the Kids Turned Out

This Newsy webcast serves as the starting point for discussions on alternative educational systems around the world and in the United States. Students can compare their own educational system to others, such as the ALPHA School in Toronto or the scho...

Grades: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: May 06, 2013

Subject: world

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

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