Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
All atwitter about Twitter
That micro-blogging thingy is everywhere. What the heck is it?
■Class discussion: Do you Twitter? Do you trust Tweets? How do you know if a particular Tweet is true? UPDATE: During the election protests in Iran, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites have become the main conduit for information from the country after the Iranian government cracked down on international news coverage.