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The Age - Australia

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This nationally published newspaper makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business,...more
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This nationally published newspaper 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): australia (35), news (261)

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During a lesson on the impact of the media and bias, have students select this newspaper and another to study from another country for such a thing. Using a venn digram, have students compare the audiences of both papers, as well as framing issues, bias, 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 globalization and the similarities and differences between beliefs and politics in other countries.

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PR Newswire

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This site is host to literally tons of news releases in a variety of topics. ...more
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This site is host to literally tons of news releases in a variety of topics.

tag(s): 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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UPI United Press International

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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)

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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M.A.P Mediteranean 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): 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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Reuters UK

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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): britain (35), england (57), news (261)

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Use this site to explore the differences in perception and media tilt between the US and one of UK's leading news sources. 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 this site and that of a popular US news source, 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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Press Assc. Ltd. NewsCenter

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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)

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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ITAR TASS

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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), russia (38)

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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 ITAS TASS 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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ITV Headlines

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This site hosts short news videos about a variety of headlines. ...more
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This site hosts short news videos about a variety of headlines.

tag(s): 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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AFP Headlines

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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)

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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AP Wire

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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)

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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Center for Responsive Politics

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This government regulating site tracks campaign and political donations both to candidates, and from whom. The site strives on providing clarity to political sponsors, bringing about...more
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This government regulating site tracks campaign and political donations both to candidates, and from whom. The site strives on providing clarity to political sponsors, bringing about the question of bias and political influence of sponsors.

tag(s): politics (99)

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Use this site on the interactive whiteboard during a lesson on campaign finance. Looking at parties or recent candidates, explore with students who's donating, leading into a discussion of the impact that donations can have. This would be great after a lecture detailing finance reform, such as the McCain-Feingold act in a U.S. government classroom.

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Fed Stats

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Looking for stats on government agencies? Be sure to check this site out, as they have catalogued stats from all types of government agencies for the past ten years. They ...more
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Looking for stats on government agencies? Be sure to check this site out, as they have catalogued stats from all types of government agencies for the past ten years. They also have linked kids sites from different agencies, which could be used to help students better understand the agencies of government.

tag(s): branches of government (48)

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Use this site for information for research projects or papers. Introduce the site on the projector for students, and make sure to place it both on project handouts and your teacher webpage to allow students access both in and out of the classroom.

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FCC Digest

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This nationally focused news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information here focused on the Federal Communications...more
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This nationally focused news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information here focused on the Federal Communications Commission, making it most useful for a government class.

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

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Federal News

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This nationally focused 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,...more
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This nationally focused 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 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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CSPAN - C-SPAN

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This nationally syndicated 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,...more
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This nationally syndicated 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 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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News Center

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This nationally focused news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events - though there is a liberal tilt. There's information ranging...more
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This nationally focused news source makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events - though there is a liberal tilt. 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)

In the Classroom

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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All Politics

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This nationally published newspaper makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, global news, business,...more
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This nationally published newspaper 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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During a lesson on the impact of the media on government and public opinion, have students select this news source and another to study for such a thing. Using a venn digram, have students compare the audiences of both papers, as well as framing issues, bias, 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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Department Of Defense News

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This Department of the Defense site makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, military issues,...more
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This Department of the Defense site makes for an excellent resource for a teacher or student looking for current events. There's information ranging from politics, military issues, global news, business, technology - even blogs from wives of returning military personnel. This would be useful in any classroom where a knowledge of the now was focused on.

tag(s): 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. This would be a great site to use in a government classroom!

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Dept.of State Briefings

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This site hosts official press briefings from the department of State, and archives information from Department Secretaries Past. There is also a search option to help narrow a search...more
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This site hosts official press briefings from the department of State, and archives information from Department Secretaries Past. There is also a search option to help narrow a search if looking for a government release on a certain topic.

tag(s): branches of government (48), congress (33), news (261), white house (14)

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Use this topic to find government resources on specific topics within a government or civics classroom. Press briefings could be used in a current events project or during a unit focusing on how the government uses and impacts media to reach constituents.

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Documents in the News

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This site is a well-stocked resource in finding government documents based on a variety of topics. ...more
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This site is a well-stocked resource in finding government documents based on a variety of topics.

tag(s): branches of government (48), congress (33), white house (14)

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Use this site as a tool for students to find primary sources or information that can support a research paper or project. Introduce the site on the interactive whiteboard to teach students how to use the site before allowing them to explore it on their own. Be sure to include the site address on any project handouts given out!

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