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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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Toyota Recall:  Good or Bad Move?

Toyota Recall: Good or Bad Move?

This video is an excellent tool to facilitate discussion about business ethics and practices. This video provides multiple stories from different news organizations covering the Toyota recall. Toyota has recalled millions of cars due to faulty gas p...

Grades: 11

Date: January 30, 2010

Subject: business

Facebook, Washington State Sue 'Like-Jackers'

Facebook, Washington State Sue 'Like-Jackers'

This video serves as a starting point for a persuasive essay that students will write on the topic. They will be required to establish ethos, logos and pathos as well as use three persuasive techniques from the attached handout. This lesson will tak...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: January 28, 2012

Subject: business

Feeding a Plastic Addiction

Feeding a Plastic Addiction

This video makes a great lead in to discussions about the principles and elements of art/design that we use in our projects all the time. This video discusses our society's obsession with beauty and what we as a culture have defined as beautiful. C...

Grades: 11 12

Date: January 28, 2010

Subject: entertainment

Disney's First African-American Princess

Disney's First African-American Princess

This video would be great for a lesson during Black History Month and/or after other conversations about culture and race. The class can discuss the pros and cons of choosing an African-American princess, and what that might mean to different groups ...

Grades: 4 5

Date: December 11, 2009

Subject: entertainment

Haiti: To Give Publicly or Privately?

Haiti: To Give Publicly or Privately?

This video discusses the recent telethon concert by a number of A-list celebrities to benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The concert, "Hope for Haiti Now," raised millions of dollars and donations are still coming in. This video discusses th...

Grades: 11 12

Date: January 25, 2010

Subject: entertainment

Where the Wild Things Are: Too Wild for Children?

Where the Wild Things Are: Too Wild for Children?

This video is a great place to start talking to the students about how books and movies are different. It tells how some books may be geared towards children, but also how a movie may not be on the same level as the book. ...

Grades: 6 7 8 9

Date: October 18, 2009

Subject: entertainment

$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

Hulu to Create Online Cable Service?

Hulu to Create Online Cable Service?

This video will be used to spark conversation and study in Media & Culture about how the internet and services like Hulu and Netflix have changed the way that we receive information and entertainment. The video brings up the debate between network s...

Grades: 11 12

Date: January 29, 2011

Subject: entertainment

About the Buzzing Bee

About the Buzzing Bee

This lesson plan incorporates the Newsy video with the movie "Spellbound" and the book ??Phoebe and the Spelling Bee??. This news video reports on the Scripps Spelling Bee and how the world receives the competition. Students will make connections be...

Grades: 4 5

Date: May 29, 2009

Subject: writing

More Harry Potter Books? Rowling Won't Rule It Out

More Harry Potter Books? Rowling Won't Rule It Out

Author study: Read and discuss J.K. Rowling's biography. Discuss some of the Harry Potter books that have been read and movies that have been watched. ...

Grades: 4

Date: October 28, 2010

Subject: writing

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