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#MyZeitgeist Year in Review Project – Lesson Plan
zeit·geist – noun, \ˈtsīt-ˌgīst,ˈzīt-\ : the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place.
From the George Zimmerman trial and the secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, to Middle East upheaval and the tragedy of the Boston Bombings, 2013 changed the world in many different ways. To look back at every triumph, tragedy and trend, Google creates a summary of the year year’s events called Google Zeitgeist. Now it’s your turn to bring the Zeitgeist project into your classroom.
PBS NewsHour Extra, Google and Meograph challenge students to create their own “MyZeitgiest” project highlighting the stories that made the biggest impact in 2013. The winning individual or team will win a Nexus 7 tablet, courtesy of Google, and second and third place will receive a $25 Google Play gift card from Google and a $75 gift card from the PBS NewsHour. The winning entry will also be showcased on the PBS NewsHour website and on YouTube’s Education page.
- Lesson Plan
- What is Newsworthy?
- Copyright and Fair Use
- Events Outline
- How to Search for News Stories
- Complete How to Use Meograph Instructions
- My ZeitGeist PowerPoint
- How to start a Google + account
Google Zeitgeist Video 2012
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