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Beyond the War in Iraq - NPR

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National Public Radio's web content about the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Iraq offers a nice blend of interviews, factual reporting, and images from the scene. There's an emphasis...more
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National Public Radio's web content about the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Iraq offers a nice blend of interviews, factual reporting, and images from the scene. There's an emphasis on political, economic, cultural, and military issues and their relationships with one another. Try this one as a starting point for an in-depth current events discussion.

tag(s): iraq (32)

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Use this site as a resource for a class discussion on the effects of the Iraq war on both US soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. This allows students to prepare for a class discussion adequately. This would be a great resource for a US government or history class.
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NewsIsFree

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Here's a British site that does a nice job of sucking up news items from thousands of sources and offering them up in organized, manageable pages. While its resources are ...more
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Here's a British site that does a nice job of sucking up news items from thousands of sources and offering them up in organized, manageable pages. While its resources are mostly English language, this site relies on reporting from a number of nations, so students will sometimes notice a very different "spin" on events from that given by domestic news organizations. Try this one for another view of what's going on in the world.

tag(s): news (261)

In the Classroom

Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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UPI Photo Library - UPI

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This searchable library of UPI news photos could be a great addition to in-class current events discussions. ...more
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This searchable library of UPI news photos could be a great addition to in-class current events discussions.

tag(s): images (266), news (261)

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We've looked in vain for copyright statements regarding educational use. While there's a wealth of content here, tread carefully if you plan to use these outside the classroom.

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Today's Front Pages - The Newseum

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The Newseum offers this daily pictorial listing of headlines from major newspapers around the world. Click the thumbnail image of the front page for a larger view. Click "map" view...more
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The Newseum offers this daily pictorial listing of headlines from major newspapers around the world. Click the thumbnail image of the front page for a larger view. Click "map" view for a map showing the various newspaper home cities. Each front page is available as a printable PDF and also includes a link to the newspaper web site. Find lessons connected to Today's Front Pages: Today's Front Pages Lesson Plan, Photo Ethics, and Choose the News Gallery Guide.

tag(s): media literacy (58), news (261), newspapers (94)

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Beyond the obvious application for comparing treatment of news events around the country and the world, this site could also be used for writing, world language practice, a look at editorial choices, or other social studies applications. Include this resources in a media literacy unit on bias or during Newspapers in Education month. With elementary students, share many newspapers on a projector or interactive whiteboard as students identify the various elements of a newspaper article.

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Newspapers in the US

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Here's an extensive collection of links to online editions of hundreds of U.S. newspapers. This is a particularly valuable resource for students interested in activities in small towns...more
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Here's an extensive collection of links to online editions of hundreds of U.S. newspapers. This is a particularly valuable resource for students interested in activities in small towns and cities that receive less national coverage.

tag(s): news (261), newspapers (94)

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This is a huge collection of links. Although they try to keep them updated, there will probably be some that will not load. The good thing is that there are many alternatives!

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St. Petersburg Picture Gallery

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Images of St.Petersburg taken by professionals and locals. ...more
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Images of St.Petersburg taken by professionals and locals.

tag(s): photography (160)

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The St.Petersburg Times

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): news (261), newspapers (94)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of Russia's leading newspapers. Access the site, sharing it on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Explain the idea of cultural perception and differences before allowing students to access the site on individual computers. Have students open both the Times and a popular US paper, pulling up stories on the same issue. Have students create a Venn diagram of the differences in coverage, perceptions and tilt. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here). Great for a Government or World History class

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Jerusalem Post

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): israel (17), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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Toronto Star

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): canada (30), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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St. John's Evening Telegram

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): canada (30), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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LeDroit

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): canada (30), news (261)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of Canada's leading newspapers. Access the site, sharing it on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Explain the idea of cultural perception and differences before allowing students to access the site on individual computers. Have students open both the LeDroit and a popular US paper, pulling up stories on the same issue. Have students create a Venn diagram of the differences in coverage, perceptions and tilt. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here). Great for a Government or World History class!

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Halifax Daily News

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): canada (30), news (261)

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During a lesson on the impact of the media on government and public opinion, have students select this newspaper and another to study for bias. Using a venn digram, have students compare the audiences of both papers, as well as framing issues, coverage, and popularity by numbers. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here).This would be a great in class activity before a class discussion of the impact newspapers can have, before focusing on the effects of more popular mediums - such as television.

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Candian Press

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): canada (30), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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Yomiuri News

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in Japan. There's information ranging from politics, global...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in Japan. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): japan (61), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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Taipei

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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York uses this site to publish press releases about current events occurring in Taiwan. ...more
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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York uses this site to publish press releases about current events occurring in Taiwan.

tag(s): china (66), news (261)

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KYODO News

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): japan (61), news (261)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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Japan Times On-line

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): japan (61), news (261), newspapers (94)

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Use this site as a resource for current events projects - assign students various weeks through out the semester in which they are to be the class news reporter, keeping their peers up to date and informed. Have students research whats going on via this news site, and present a small presentation at the beginning of class every day during their week. Students can either orally present, or for the technologically inclined, create a short video summarizing the same information. Have students create news briefs and share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here.

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Inside China Today

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in China. There's information ranging from politics, global...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in China. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): china (66), news (261)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of China's leading newspapers. Access the site, sharing it on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Explain the idea of cultural perception and differences before allowing students to access the site on individual computers. Have students open both sites, pulling up stories on the same issue. Have students create a Venn diagram of the differences in coverage, perceptions and tilt. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here). Great for a Government or World History class!

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Hong Kong Standard

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in Hong Kong. There's information ranging from politics,...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in Hong Kong. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): china (66), news (261), newspapers (94)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of Hong Kong's leading newspapers. Access the site, sharing it on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Explain the idea of cultural perception and differences before allowing students to access the site on individual computers. Have students open both the Hong Kong Standard and a popular US paper, pulling up stories on the same issue. Have students create a Venn diagram of the differences in coverage, perceptions and tilt. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here). Great for a Government or World History class!

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China Daily

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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in China. There's information ranging from politics, global...more
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This internationally published news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events in China. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business, technology - even pop culture. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): china (66), news (261)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of China's leading newspapers. Access the site, sharing it on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Explain the idea of cultural perception and differences before allowing students to access the site on individual computers. Have students open both China Daily and a popular US paper, pulling up stories on the same issue. Have students create a Venn diagram of the differences in coverage, perceptions and tilt. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here). Great for a Government or World History class!

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