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Digesting the News
Students explore the editorial concepts, site designs and business models of online news digests. They propose detailed plans for Web sites that demonstrate their own areas of expertise.
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History of the World Trade Center
Why was New York's World Trade Center chosen as a target by terrorists? Class members use the provided links to investigate the history of the World Trade Center Plaza, including the lower Manhattan neighbors' initial reaction to the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Media Awareness Network: Hate or Debate?
Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
The Daily Show Effect on American Politics and Political Culture
Political satire has been around for many years and is gaining popularity as more satirical television news show are aired. Ask your class to analyze the role of political satire and humor in American politics. The resource provides...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
News to the Core Reported by Very Special Students
Students create news articles that help them build their knowledge, skills, and academic confidence. In this special education lesson, students use previous knowledge to write a newsletter and demonstrate their understanding of various...
1st - 6th Special Education & Programs
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Irish Immigration in 1800s “Was the Treatment of Irish Immigrants as Second-Class Citizens Justified?”
Here are a few words you don't hear fifth and sixth graders saying every day; nativism, xenophobia, subversive, and chauvinistic nationalism. As they gather around for a rousing discussion about the treatment of Irish immigrants, they'll...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reporting Live from the 20th Century!
Learners read and write newspaper articles. For this newspaper article writing lesson, students collect and share current news articles, examine how they are written, then choose an event from the 20th century and write their own news...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts