Overall, 65 percent of students who took at least one course during the last two years reported their interest in politics and national issues increase "some" or "a good deal" as a result. "Students also love to go before the camera, and videotaping simulated reports of dramatic past and current news events often sparks their interest adds Turner. David Hunter, a teacher at a school in Bellevue, Washington, has developed an entire zombie-based learning billie Holiday (Lady Day) unit that uses the challenge of surviving a zombie apocalypse to get social studies students learning in a creative, multi-disciplinary way. Additional "current events" Internet resources Teaching current events via newspapers, magazines, and TV A thorough list of resources for teaching current events. Learn More: Click to view related resources. What effect could the events in this program have on you directly or indirectly? Ask students to find the weather page. After all, understanding the news and current events helps your students make informed decisions in all aspects of their life, including future career choices. The Social Studies, May/June 1995 Turner suggests activities such as mock trials and using student-created questionnaires as ways to make current events learning more active.
As the ncss noted in a 2009 position paper, social studies classrooms need to reflect this digital world so as to better enable young people to interact with ideas, information, and other people for academic and civic purposes. Among the 20 items students seek in Thomas's "Newshound People Scavenge" are students who can initial the following statements: Can name two TV anchor persons. For Teachers, by Room 241 Team, february 12, 2013. Can name the governor and the mayor. In surveys, students overwhelmingly support the use of newspapers in the classroom and have a positive attitude toward reading newspapers.
What they mean by that is that it is becoming easier and easier to learn and know about things happening entire continents away in real time. Review the questions on the. At the same time, consuming domestic news with a critical eye is vital to enhancing democracy and defeating narrow-mindedness. Distribute copies of a selected transcript/article (use the Topic Search feature at ml to search for content by topic). . Rogers wouldn't recognize the newspaper of the 1990s, when this article was originally written - or of 2016.