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Using journalism and technology, the.News provides educators with content specific tools while also helping them meet the civic mission of schools. An instructional design informs video and curricular content, targeted to middle and high school students, to support social studies, language arts and science learning objectives, as well as critical thinking and media literacy. Each video story is supported by lesson plans with content-based standards, discussion questions, student activities, vocabulary and primary references. This material is presented as options to fit teachers’ instructional needs and is accompanied by professional development resources.

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Preparing for Earthquakes

Cat Wise describes the dangers of earthquakes and interviews people who work with the public to prepare them for earthquakes and other natural disasters.

 

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Minimum Wage Equals Major Controversy

Thai Da Silva explores the issue of minimum wage reform in the nation and in certain states.

 

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Minddrive: Minds in Motion

Thai Da Silva explores the world of Minddrive, a nonprofit organization that teaches at-risk kids how to remake old cars into modern electric ones.

 

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Minddrive: Minds in Motion

Thai Da Silva explores the world of Minddrive, a nonprofit organization that teaches at-risk kids how to remake old cars into modern electric ones.

 

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Trans Fat: A Hidden Killer

Elana Michelle describes the dangers of trans fats and interviews people who have worked to get trans fats banned by the FDA.

 

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Trans Fat: A Hidden Killer

Elana Michelle describes the dangers of trans fats and interviews people who have worked to get trans fats banned by the FDA.

 

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The Personal Side of Citizenship

Elana Michelle describes the role of immigration and citizenship in the United States and explores the process of naturalization.

 

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Fracking: Positive or Negative Impact?

Elana Michelle reports on the positive & negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how citizens and corporations are working together to find common ground.

 

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Fracking: Positive or Negative Impact?

Elana Michelle reports on the positive and negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing & how citizens and corporations are working together to find common ground.

 

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Talking Robots Play Part in Special Needs Therapy

Kelly, a two-foot robot built in France, works with autistic children to develop better social interaction skills. Ray Suarez reports.

 

 

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