Category Archives: Current events

PenPal News- article for middle school and high school teachers; encourages students to read, think and share ideas about news in a safe social media platform

From edgeeks.com PenPal News Posted on December 22, 2011 by Marisa Kaplan Calling all Middle School and High School Teachers: Here is some inspiration for you, a new project called PenPal News. PenPal News is merging technology with the age-old … Continue reading

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Political Cartoons in U.S. History for your Classroom

The Library of Congress has many political cartoons online which you might find useful in your classroom.  You will also find a Teacher’s Guide, Classroom Materials, and more. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/political-cartoons/  

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?- video from International Space Station as it orbits

From youtube.com A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible … Continue reading

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Hurricane- lesson plan, tracking a hurricane on a map

Submitted by Kevin I teach 8th grade. My class has been tracking Hurricane Irene.  One of my students drew and cut out a hurricane (it’s nothing fancy). We have it taped on a large world map. As we receive updates … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Video – Nassau, Bahamas

From youtube.com (:43)

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Hurricane Irene Satellite Animation- science, current events, hurricane

From youtube.com (0:28)  

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