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Learning English in China

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate economic growth in China. In this current events instructional activity, students review a news report about the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and the push for young people in China to learn the English language. An...
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Political Cartoons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore political cartoons.  In this government current events lesson plan, students analyze the visual language and symbolism present in five different political cartoons.  Young scholars discuss the event or issue that...
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Egypt's Nonviolent Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the nonviolent protests of the Egyptians. In this current events lesson, students watch a video and read articles about the 2011 Egyptian uprising. Students compare the Egyptian protest to the protests of the American...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Higher Education Issues

For Students 9th - 12th
As your college-bound scholars prepare to leave the nest, this political cartoon analysis will have them thinking about current issues facing their generation. Background information helps them access 2 political cartoons regarding...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Dogging the Dems

For Students 9th - 12th
Political cartoons add an element of fun as your scholars study current events in Washington D.C. This analysis handout uses two cartoons to bring learners into discussion about the many issues democrats have concern over as November...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Politics of Change

For Students 8th - 12th
Empty rhetoric in Washington timelessly inspires political cartoons. Examine this concept through an analysis handout, which features a cartoon by Pat Oliphant (archived work is linked for possible extension activities). Although this...
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Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
A lot has been going on in the Middle East the past 20 years. Your class can read and then write to describe the US and Soviet involvement in the Iran-Iraq War, how Islamic fundamentalism impacts world politics, and Egypt's role in the...
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Current Events

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research current events and simulate a newscast of a current news story. They watch the evening news and write a summary of a story of interest, conduct Internet research and complete a worksheet on a current event, and...
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It's News to Me!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-designed worksheet invites learners to use the Colorado Newspaper's website to keep up on current events. This engaging website allows young journalists to keep tabs on a current event, and write their own byline to the story they...
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Debating the Issues: Ralph Bunche and Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing information from a PBS documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, its companion website, and several other resources (links to which are provided), high schoolers evaluate whether Bunche did all he could to advance the...
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Greed is Good?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From Mr. Merdle to Mr. Madoff? A viewing of the PBS adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit” launches an examination of greedy characters in literature and a study of greed, unfairness, and economic hardship today. The richly...
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Unit 5: Current Events Scavenger Hunt-Linking the Classroom and the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the media's reporting of world events and issues. After identifying countries reported in newspapers, students locate the country on a map. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students search for as many...
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Article Review Sheets

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
This is a straightforward handout for your class members to use when reviewing an article. It includes spaces to identify basic article information, summarize the article's contents, and construct a final critique. 
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Science Current Event Graphic Organizer

For Students 7th - 9th
In this current events worksheet, students fill in details on a graphic organizer from a current event. They include the title of the article, the author, the source, and the date. They fill in boxes about "who", "what", "where", "when",...
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What's the News?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate current events. In this current events lesson, students identify current events from newspaper articles and place them on a timeline.
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Global Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the ways that local, national, and global events are interconnected. They identify current issues at a local and global level, identify organizations that seek to improve conditions in other countries, and examine the...
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Pandemics and Security

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the preparations being made worldwide for the next pandemic. This is especially relevant in government or international relations classes but may be used in any class in which current events are discussed.
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Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners research the historical context for a currents event. They create an iMovie that explains why it is important to explain the history behind a current event.
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Current Events Quiz #5: January 2002

For Students 11th - 12th
Quiz your class with 60 true/false questions pertaining to current events. The focus is on current (2002) events occurring in the United States. Some of the questions appear superfluous and have little educational value.
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Political Asylum Talk Show

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners view videos, visit websites, and read about the nature and changes made to the idea of political asylum. Beginning with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, they will explore policy change throughout the years. The...
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Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss current events and importance of understanding historical context for events today. They research current event and its historical context, and plan, shoot, and edit iMovie video essay using AppleWorks storyboard.
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Getting the Story

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Scholars investigate current events. They collect information and focus on the five W questions, and then they search newspapers to find a current events article. While reading the article, they search for each W and comment on the ones...
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A Better Class of Journal-ists

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young academics create a current events journal by skimming newspapers for articles that fit defined guidelines for informational texts. After cutting out two articles each week to add to their journals, they write a brief description of...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: What's Next in 2011?

For Students 9th - 12th
Examine the toolbox of political cartoons with this analysis handout, which features a cartoon utilizing satire, sarcasm, and irony as it predicts the current events of 2011. Interestingly, this will also serve to get scholars looking...

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