Infotext sources for middle school
655 views | +0 today
Follow
Infotext sources for middle school
Common Core! We need infotext sources.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Opinion/Editorials: Newspaper Editorials, Op-Ed, Commentary & more at HeadlineSpot.com

Find the best sources for opinions and editorials at HeadlineSpot.com.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

For argument writing mentor texts or IT reading targets . . .

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

When education is not a given: 8 inspiring TED Talks

When education is not a given: 8 inspiring TED Talks | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
From age 6 through age 11, Shabana Basij-Rasikh risked her life to go to school. TED Talks about why education cannot be taken for granted.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

For at level classes where motivation is a problem, this would be an excellent series of talks to initiate a discussion about the value of education.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Browse Topics/IWitness:Video Testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses

In addition to more than 1,000 full-length testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses, IWitness enables educators and students to browse video clips sorted by common topics associated with the Holocaust.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

8th Grade Social Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

International Civil Rights: Walk of Fame

Chanelle Savich's insight:

Nice biographies of people (famous and not so famous) who took a stand for Civil Rights, here and elsewhere in the world. Inductees into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

The Aftermath - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand" | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

The Aftermath - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand" | Exhibitions - Library of Congress | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
By 1964, ten years after Brown, the NAACP's focused legal campaign had been transformed into a mass movement to eliminate all traces of institutionalized racism from American life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Sharecropping | Entries | KnowLA, Encyclopedia of Louisiana

Sharecropping | Entries | KnowLA, Encyclopedia of Louisiana | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Entry provides historical context for sharecropping as a labor system that arose out of the Civil War and persisted until the 1950s.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

Thorough; sponsored by Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Match with Roll of Thunder.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Common Core Standards: Writing in Science | The Biology Corner

Common Core Standards: Writing in Science | The Biology Corner | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
This essay suggests ways to incorporate writing strategies into a science curriculum to align with common core standards for writing and science literacy.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

References Kelly Gallagher's ABC formula for writing a paper--easy to remember and implement even in a stressful testing environment.

more...
Chanelle Savich's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:42 PM

References Kelly Gallagher's ABC formula for writing a paper--easy to remember and implement even in a stressful testing environment.

Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Peace Corps | Stories

The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S.

 

Stories available for grades 6-8.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Street Teens | A Las Vegas, Nevada non profit organization | Common Myths About Youth Homelessness

Myths about how and why teens end up on the street.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Amnesty International's recap of the main points called for  by the UN's  Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been ratified by over 190 countries worldwide.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations

Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

UN pages on Rwandan Genocide

 

8th Social Studies

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Office of The Special Adviser on The Prevention of Genocide

UN's site on prevention of genocide.

 

8th Social Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

TED speakers who disagree with each other

TED speakers who disagree with each other | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
TED2013 will start with a debate in session 1. Here, other speakers who've directly disagreed over the years.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

Examples for Argument targets; similar subjects, different perspectives. Analyze the strength of each argument: what data do they reference? what bias? how do they interpret the data? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

News

News | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Chanelle Savich's insight:

Links to Newspaper websites and those of other types of news outlets (besides "Paper!")

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search

Chanelle Savich's insight:

This database covers "serious" inventions but not toys or items of kids' interests. "Computer" is here, but not "Legos," for instance!

 

short, one-page articles

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

ELEMENTARY GIFTED EDUCATION - Inventors & Inventions

ELEMENTARY GIFTED EDUCATION - Inventors & Inventions | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Chanelle Savich's insight:

info/explanatory essay resources for 6th graders on inventions

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

The LOC.GOV Wise Guide : Mandating an 'Even Hand'

The LOC.GOV Wise Guide : Mandating an 'Even Hand' | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Chanelle Savich's insight:

Brown v. Board of Education information from LOC; check out rest of resources on this site, too.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

The Why Files

The Why Files | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
The Science Behind The News
Chanelle Savich's insight:

University of Wisconsin's site for science exploration and discovery. Not just chemistry/physics/biology, though; WhyFiles also covers topics like why people pull a trigger at a mass shooting, whether technology is dumbing us down, etc. Classroom activities also available.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

2013: the first year of the rest of my life

2013: the first year of the rest of my life | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to yourselves is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life.
Chanelle Savich's insight:

Do you agree with him? How would you write this essay differently, starting with the same first paragraph? Why did you make the changes you made?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

Pros and cons of controversial issues.Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Peace Corps | A Single Lucid Moment

The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S.

 

An excellent autobiographical story about a man and his wife traveling to Papua New Guinea, living in a very poor village, and showing photos from home. The villagers looking at the photos spot two homeless men and inquire about them, and then want to fly the men over to their village where they will house and feed them.

 

Use with info text articles about homelessness, cultural awareness.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

The Right to Education

The Right to Education | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Everyone has the right to education although around the world many children - especially girls - miss out on the right to education.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

Let's Fight Racism!

Let's Fight Racism! | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

UN's webpages on the issue of Racism. Includes real life stories written at a middle-school reading level, although some of the stories contain words which might be inappropriate. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chanelle Savich
Scoop.it!

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

UN pages on the Holocaust.

more...
No comment yet.