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
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 ...
Date: January 31, 2010
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
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 ...
Date: January 05, 2010
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...
Date: November 17, 2010
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...
Date: January 13, 2011
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...
Date: December 08, 2010
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
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
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
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