So though it is a Saturday this seemed like a great day to do Five Favorite Front-Page Features. For my A to Z Challenge visitors/new visitors...this is a weekly post that I do on Fridays that talks about the five top news posts...in my opinion. I usually give a bit of commentary to show why I think that it is an impact on our lives/history. I also do this from the mindset of a Social Studies teacher and try to include links from a variety of sources for fellow teachers to steal to help their students understand the impacts of these events.
5. Even though this is probably really a publicity stunt, it allows students to go over the Sequestration again which was really a history making type of thing. President Obama will give 5% of his salary back....my question is how much is that really and where does that money go now? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us/politics/to-highlight-pain-of-budget-cuts-obama-to-return-of-part-of-pay.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130404&_r=0
4. Nelson Mandela hospitalized..while not super news, he is old and hospital visits are to be expected..it can be a great tie-in to who Mandela is and how he has affected history especially in South Africa http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/06/world/africa/south-africa-mandela/?hpt=hp_zite1_featured
3. Roger Ebert died...a def affect on history. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/film-critic-roger-ebert-dies-age-70-18884278?tab=9482930§ion=1206853&playlist=18835803
2. I have noticed that today's students care more than my generation did about how the economy is doing...I think it comes from becoming more aware of the recession. When I mentioned the stock market rising and setting new records a few weeks ago it started a great discussion about recession v. Great Depressiona nd what stocks are etc. So seeing how a jobs report affects everything is a great lead in too http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economywatch/jobs-growth-hits-slowest-pace-nine-months-1B9229443
1. North Korea and U.S. tensions are still going and who knows when/where it will end....this is a great thing to make sure that students know. Found a CNN resource that allows students to explore where their questions are http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/north-korea/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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