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MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Organic Gardening, DIY, Renewable Energy, Homesteading And Livestock, Real Food, Natural Health, Nature And Environment, Green Homes, Green Transportation

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the "Original Guide to Wiser Living." The magazine and website cover organic gardening, DIY projects and plans, renewable energy and energy-efficiency, natural health remedies, and recipes and tips for cooking real, local food.
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This site is important to show students contemporary politics in action. Students can research the site and choose something that they can do on their own. In doing this they tranistion from seeing politics as something that you passively observe to something that is done through actions, however small.

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Politics - Election News - Breaking News, Blogs, Results - The New York Times

Politics - Election News - Breaking News, Blogs, Results - The New York Times | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
News, opinion and multimedia on politics and government.
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This is important as a credible source that can provide students with a reference point. The website can be used by teachers to give students a branching out point of contemporary political issues, as in they find something they are interested in and do further research on it.

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Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution

Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
News and resources for protesters attending the mass demonstration on Wall Street against financial greed and corruption
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This site would be benificial for the students to learn about modern day organizing and issues related to the economic crisis of 2008. Teachers can use this to show students an example of a democratic organization that contributites in shaping and confronting American policy.

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ZNet Top

ZNet Top | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
znet has thousands of files and diverse facilities.
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I would reccomend this to other teachers to use in their class room because it gives students a critical perspective that isnt found in mainstream media, This site also provides articles on a wide range of topics that are researched and referenced by accredited scholars. I would recommend that teachers expose their students to this when discussing current issues and as a possible research tool.

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Political Comedy - Fake News | Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Political Comedy - Fake News | Comedy Central | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
Watch Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever take on the news with highlights, full episodes, the Headlines mobile app and more.
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This site is important because it speaks to a younger audience in a way they can understand. Teachers can use this to show the students important interviews or insights in a way that will hold the students attention.

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Businessweek - Business News, Stock market & Financial Advice

Businessweek - Business News, Stock market & Financial Advice | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
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This website is important because it conveys the concerns of the ruling class. Teachers can use this to show students what are concerns of elite policy makers and how they seek to influence policy. This can be done by simply having the students undertake in an overview of the website and find key points and themes of the website articles.

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Home | Common Dreams

Home | Common Dreams | Contemporary Politics | Scoop.it
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I would urge teachers because it provides a wide range of articles that cover a themes of social justice. This can be used in exposing students to social justice issues which is part of the common core curriculum in CPS in the history content area.

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