Current Events Television. newspapers and Magazines. ABC news 4 kids. ABC news 4 kids posts new stories every Tuesday and Thursday appropriate for elementary and middle school students. Each news article has an interactive, animated presentation. Programs from A E make exciting and useful news is a magazineformat program that answers the questions kids in grades four to six might want to ask, covering current events http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/cevents.html
Extractions: ABC News 4 Kids. ABC News 4 Kids posts new stories every Tuesday and Thursday appropriate for elementary and middle school students. Each news article has an interactive, animated presentation. Also included is an archive of previous articles. AskERIC Lesson Plans: Current Events. Current events lesson plans for grades 3-12. Brain Bowl. Brain Bowl, from the Learning Network, is a weekly current events game which can be played by one player, two players, or Kid vs Parent. Players can view answers from previous weeks' games. Children's Express. Children's Express WorldWide (CE) is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated international youth news service produced by kids and teens 8-18 for adult print, radio, TV and online media. CE stories cover serious issues such as youth violence, homelessness, politics, teen pregnancy and race relations, and are updated weekly on the CE site. The CE site also features polls, reader feedback, stories by readers (and a form for submitting stories), and detailed information about the CE organization itself and its news bureaus in the United States and United Kingdom. CNNfyi.com.
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Extractions: A-Z Site Index TV Upcoming DVDs/VHS Movies ... Home All Info About advertise with us contacting us Television (and some movie producers) are a wonderful source of home work help, study guides, and lesson plans. These web sites offer basic homework help for history, social studies, biographies, and civics. Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, facts. Topics A-Z Site Index Weekly Reader now has a weekly news and current events television series. Visit the website for the schedule and local stations, polls, games, and more. More... Kids need to know what's going on in the world. These news sites for children are from major news sources. They explain current events in easy to understand ways. Topics are sensitively discussed. The focus is on September 11 or the war on terrorism, but most are great sources for other news events. interactive article goes into depth about the terrorist attacks. It is very good. ABC News asks that you read this with an adult, because there are frightening details in the story.
Extractions: of 7 To give your kids a reason to turn to the next page of the newspaper (or not change the channel from the TV news), create a news scavenger hunt that requires them to pay close attention to the news. Playing the game is easy: Once kids find the required item or items, they must then write down the source of their news (newspaper and page number, television network, online service, etc.). This activity is particularly well suited to weekends (when you are catching up on the news yourself) or holidays, as it will often require an hour or so to complete. Use the following list below or make up your own.
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Extractions: Search Arts Careers Computers ... Transportation Global Village Take a peek at places and people around the globe without even leaving your home. Catch up on current affairs or find out what kids, living in another country, are thinking and doing! These links are wonderful tools to learn about others. Government Sites (these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *) Indian Health Service Kids Page - Go to Indian Country with canine celebs McGruff and Scruff at the Indian Health Service's kid's page. This site features word-finds, a comic book, and a Native American newsletter for kids, but the best feature is the use of traditional Native American stories to teach kids decision-making skills about alcohol, drugs, gangs and abuse. Kids Information on Deployment Stuff (K.I.D.S) - You can find all kinds of information to use when you or your parents move around the world. Click on your grade level and come on in! Kids Next Door - The Department of Housing and Urban Developments lets you know how you can make a difference in your community by volunteering or lending a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity. Military Teens on the Move - Military Teens on the Move is your guide to making a smooth move. Have to move? Find out all about your new installation; Discover how to change schools without a hitch; and Learn how the move will affect your family and how you and your parents can help make the move smoother for everyone.
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Extractions: Related Articles ... Social Science Lesson Planning Article L E S S O N P L A N N I N G A R T I C L E Celebrate American Newspaper Week by teaching students to be knowledgeable and discerning news readers. Explore six great sites that will help you teach about the newspaper before you start teaching with it! Included: Seven original ideas for teaching students about the newspaper. According to a Readership survey conducted by the Audit Bureau of Circulations and the Newspaper Association of America, seven out of ten teenagers ages 12 to 17 reported they read a newspaper at least once a week, and 47 percent said the newspaper was their main source of news and information. It's clear that most students are familiar with the informational and educational value of newspapers. But what do they know about the contents and structure of the newspaper they read? Can they tell a news article from a feature or an editorial? Can they determine the accuracy of a particular news article? Can they find specific information quickly? Do they know that
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Extractions: Introduction How to talk with kids about news Topic of crime and violence Tip 1: Age appropriateness ... Tip 10: Create a balance Why is it important to talk with your kids about what they see on the news? return to top As adults, we to depend on "The News" as our primary source for information about the world we live in. Whether it's the local newspaper, nightly TV newscasts, cable news networks, news radio, or Web sites, graphic footage and accounts of the latest happenings in the world are being delivered right into our homes 24 hours a day. This constant barrage can be overwhelming for adults, but it can be especially confusing and frightening for young children.
Why Don't Kids Know The News? whenever I start bemoaning the fact that our kids aren t as current on current events as we government was participatory, or that we could make a difference. http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/mlr/readings/articles/News_Teens.html
Extractions: E-Mail: WillWalsh@aol.com At times I'm alternately discouraged and/or appalled when I realize how little news some of my students get. From time to time, after reading an interesting piece in the newspaper or seeing something on TV that I'd like to discuss with them, I ask in class the next day, "Did anyone see the story in the Globe (or Herald or Sun or whatever) about such-and-such?" Or "Who saw `60 Minutes' last night?" It's not that there are so few positive responses; it's that there aren't ANY. And as a result, I (and perhaps others, as well) find that many students are blissfully unaware of even the most basic current events. Try this: Ask a student you know an easy current events question - like who is running for President or what the big deal is about gas prices or what's going on in Bosnia. It's a rare kid who can tell you. I am not making fun of them. The students I see are neither stupid nor lazy nor especially self-centered. There is something else going on here, and I'm just trying to figure out what it is.
Extractions: Helping children become "news-smart" Author: Gloria DeGaetano News and news-related programs make up a bigger part of the TV landscape than ever before. One recent survey determined that these programs account for 30 pecent of broadcast network time. The number of hours devoted to news grows even larger when cable is factored in. For parents, this is literally a good news-bad news situation. On one hand, cable television offers an enormous diversity of current-events programs to helps us all be informed, responsible citizens. On the other hand, it is more important than ever to know what kind of news programming is appropriate for your children. Messages and stories absorbed at an early age have the biggest impact on children, who often don't understand that news programs offer a very narrow view of the world. Much of what is covered on television news involves the most negative aspects of human behavior. If programs that send skewed and harmful messages about how people behave are a child's first cultural impressions, then the child will most likely compare all future accounts, no matter how realistic, to these inaccurate ones. Kids can also become fearful when information is presented out of context. "After the television coverage of the bombing of Baghdad a few years ago," says Harvard University child psychologist Dr. Robert B. Brooks, "children in this country worried that their homes would be bombed in retaliation."
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Extractions: In an online poll conducted last week by Scholastic, the global children's publishing and media company, 61 percent of students in grades 1 through 8 believe that the amount of television news coverage of the war with Iraq has been appropriate, while 39 percent of kids voted that TV news outlets are airing too much news about the war. The online poll at Scholastic News ( www.scholastic.com/news
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Extractions: Every Thursday, and some Saturdays, volunteers at Fort Lewis, Wash., lug sewing machines to the Army Community Service building so they can create quilts for children of those deployed in the war on terrorism. About 18 months ago, Marty Alexander, library technician, saw a sample of a cuddle quilt on TV. An avid quilter, Alexander said she went about making one. It took her four hours. Alexander said she thought if she could get an assembly line going, she'd be in business. She talked with Mary Herrera, chief of family services, Army Community Service. Donna Arias, a financial planner at ACS, joined the team, and the "Quilts for Kids" program began. Since then, about 90 children have received the lap quilts. "When the war started, I got to thinking about all the kids whose parents would be going away," said Alexander. "I wanted to do something for them." In the beginning, about 20 volunteers answered the call, said Herrera. "People brought in their own sewing machines," she said. "Some donated fabric. It was really nice."
Extractions: The most important thing to remember, she says, is that parents consistently underestimate symptoms of stress in children. While their children might be struggling with the images or ideas of war, they often can't articulate their worries. Instead, this anxiety is reflected in changes in behavior or physical pains signs of anxiety that parents fail to recognize.
Extractions: Current Archive A former sports reporter and news reporter, Karen Hunter served on the editorial board of the Daily News for four years, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning team as well as the 1999 Polk Award-winning team. In addition to her work with the paper, she co-authored the best-selling "I Make My Own Rules," the autobiography of rapper/actor LL Cool J. In 1999, she co-wrote "Ladies First" with Queen Latifah, a memoir/self-empowerment book for women that made the New York Times extended best sellers list. In Nov. 2001, Hunter's collaboration with Mason Betha, formerly the rapper Mase, was released by Pocket Books. She is also the co-author of "Al on America" with Rev. Al Sharpton (Kensington, Oct. 2002) and is an assistant professor at Hunter College. The Drew University graduate lives in Orange, NJ. E-mail: khunter firstname.lastname@example.org to tune in to life I gave a pop quiz this week in the college journalism class I teach. As a bonus question, I asked: Who is Tommy Franks? Not one student out of 30 could identify the U.S. Army general in command of the war in Iraq. These are average Americans from differing backgrounds, mostly between the ages of 19 and 25.
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Extractions: "CRAFTING FREEDOM " WORKSHOPS Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina Museum of History has been awarded a $301,000 teacher training grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a series of residential teacher workshops in African American history and culture titled Crafting Freedom: Thomas Day and Elizabeth Keckly, Black Artisans and Entrepreneurs in the Making of America. Teachers from North Carolina and other states can apply to engage in intensive study and discussion of important African American historical topics. The five-day workshops, in late June and late July 2004, will take place in the Triangle area. A total of 200 teachers can attend. The grant will cover their expenses and study materials. The workshops are part of NEHs new Landmarks in American History initiative, designed to give teachers direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historic sites and the use of archival and other primary historical evidence. A total of eighteen Landmarks projects were funded nationwide.