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How 9-11 eroded our shared faith and American identity - CNN.com

How 9-11 eroded our shared faith and American identity - CNN.com | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Dean Obeidallah grew up American in Jersey with Arab dad and Catholic mom.

 

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Use this article in combination with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry or The Rock & The River to discuss current racial tension, hatred, and misunderstanding. Minority viewpoint, identity, change--all play a role in this article by Dean Obeidallah.

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Zoos Tell Lies; Animals Suffer

Zoos Tell Lies; Animals Suffer | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.

 

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Anti-zoo blog. Pair with article from Georgia Aquarium talking about the great work they're doing in Beluga conservation.

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Get rid of guilt for the New Year - CNN.com

Everyone feels guilty from time to time, but being consumed with compunction can suck the joy out of life.

 

Definition of Guilt and its effects. Use with A Separate Peace--what tactics to relieve guilt did Gene try?

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Newsweek: THE RUTHLESS OVERLORDS OF SILICON VALLEY

Newsweek: THE RUTHLESS OVERLORDS OF SILICON VALLEY | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Students should use Ebsco Login information on page 24 of the assignment notebook.


"The article offers information about large technology companies in the Silicon Valley in California in 2012. Topics include the monopolies of technology companies such as Zynga and Facebook, the exploitation of manufacturing of electronics by technology companies, the use of personal information by the companies, and copyright in the technology industry. The article also discusses capitalism in the industry, comparison of technology entrepreneurs with robber barons during the Gilded Age, and regulation of the industry."


Lexile: 1430


8th grade Social Studies target:

Identify the factors that affect a capitalist society, as well as the short and long-term impact of government intervention.

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Primary Source Document: Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 Message to the American People

Primary Source Document: Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 Message to the American People | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Students should use Ebsco Login information found on page 24 of the assignment notebook.

 

Presents the text of United States President Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 message to the American people. Issues discussed.

 

Lexile:1500

 

8th grade social studies target:

Identify how people, events, and technology contributed to the ongoing development of the United States through the Progressive Era.

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Smithsonian Magazine: MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Smithsonian Magazine: MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Students should use Ebsco Login information from page 24 of the assignment notebook.

 

MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: "The article discusses myths of the American Revolution including whether U.S. General George Washington was a brilliant strategist, whether American patriots rushed to take up arms against Great Britain, and whether Great Britain could have won the war. According to the author, not everything written about the Revolutionary War is accurate, such as colonists' natural rebellion against British tyranny. The focus of the article is an attempt to understand the American War of Independence and the most significant myths associated with it, which includes in-depth discussions regarding an understanding by British officials of what a war with America would cost, the patriotic zeal of the American colonists, and the physical conditions endured by American soldiers."

 

You can choose one or more of the myths or have different groups read/discuss/write about each one.

 

7th Grade Social Studies target:

Analyze how people, events, and technology contributed to the ongoing development of the United States in the context of the American Revolution.

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Location - National Geographic Education

Location - National Geographic Education | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

(Definitions from National Geographic Education)

 

6th Grade Social Studies Targets:

Demonstrate understanding of absolute location. 
Demonstrate understanding of relative location.

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Veterans make up 1 in 4 homeless - USATODAY.com

Veterans make up 1 in 4 homeless - USATODAY.com | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11% of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

 

Pair this info text with December Stillness.

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What is PTSD? - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

What is PTSD? - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Find out about the symptoms of PTSD and how they develop.

 

Info text to pair with December Stillness by Mary Downing Hahn.

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The Seasteading Institute | Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems.

The Seasteading Institute | Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems. | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
| Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems.

 

Pair with dystopian novel like The Giver or use in Social Studies when studying American Revolution -- establishing a new government.

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Paypal founder invests in floating autonomous cities

Paypal founder invests in floating autonomous cities | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Paypal founder Peter Thiel is investing in a project that hopes to create floating cities that are free from political agendas.

 

Match this article with The Giver and a project/paper about challenges and considerations when "starting over."

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Chalk Talk: Tragedy of the Commons Part 1

Chalk Talk: Tragedy of the Commons Part 1 | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
What happens when many people seek to share the same, limited resource? Click here to learn more about the tragedy of the commons.

 

This video goes well with the MIT water resources articles and the topic of resource depletion in the dystopian novel, The Water Wars.

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Book details a new model for sharing water - MIT News Office

Book details a new model for sharing water - MIT News Office | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Sure, water is in great demand — but that doesn’t mean supply is a zero-sum game among neighboring countries, an MIT professor says in a new book.

 

Info text for use with a segment of the dystopian novel The Water Wars in which water is hoarded by the few upstream, the land is parched, crops are all dead and the US is a wasteland. The effect on humanity's interactions with each other in this book are noteworthy; the book as a whole is not that remarkable, but the picture painted is one possible credible future.

 

Unit could start with an opinionnaire of T/F questions regarding their beliefs about the current water situation in the world and its severity, and our responsibilities regarding water use.

 

Perhaps after reading this info text and responding to it and another news article about water shortages in the world, students could write a narrative describing how their everyday life would be affected by a severe water shortage in the future. Then read an excerpt from The Water Wars and compare the author's version of this future with their own. Follow with the same opinionnaire and see if opinions have changed.

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Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium | Animal Research

Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium | Animal Research | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
To understand beluga whales, numerous research initiatives have been supported or undertaken by Georgia Aquarium. Learn more about how Georgia Aquarium is making a difference around the world.

 

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Pair with Zoos Tell Lies.

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The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

George Washington University's National Security Archive

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Dealing with Guilt | Veterans | Make the Connection

Dealing with Guilt | Veterans | Make the Connection | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Guilt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to interfere with your life. Here are steps to get your life on a better track.

 

Info Text to pair with A Separate Peace; Gene isn't a veteran, but he definitely feels guilty. What guilt symptoms does Gene exhibit? How does he deal with the guilt?

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The Roaring 20s & the Failure of Prohibition

The Roaring 20s & the Failure of Prohibition | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Students should use Ebsco Login information on page 24 of the assignment notebook.


"Presents an overview on Prohibition in the United States. Background on the new criminal network of "bootlegging", or importing illegal alcohol; Details on mobster Al Capone, also known as "Scarface"; How alcohol was also produced in homemade sources; Increased popularity of hard liquor; Struggle that police had to keep up with the growing crime rate; Effects that the Great Depression had on Prohibition; Creation of the 21st Amendment in order to reverse the 18th Amendment."


Lexile: 1250


8th grade Social Studies target:

Identify how people, events, and technology contributed to the ongoing development of the United States during the Roaring 20's.

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American History Magazine: What do we owe our Veterans?

American History Magazine: What do we owe our Veterans? | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Students should use Ebsco Login information found on page 24 of the assignment notebook.


"The article discusses U.S. veterans and examines issues regarding the treatment they

receive from the American public and government following their service to the country. The article comments on the treatment of veterans following several wars including the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, and examines issues such as conscription, veterans benefits, and employment for former members of the military."

 

7th Grade Social Studies Target:

Analyze how people, events, and technology contributed to the ongoing development of the United States in the context of the American Revolution.

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Pottery History for Kids

Pottery History for Kids | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Pottery History for Kids. Readable text; describes history of pottery, why it is useful, easy to make, and the varieties which have existed over the centuries.

 

 6th grade Social Studies target:

Identify the characteristics of both artifacts and fossils.

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Battlefield:Vietnam | Guerrilla Tactics

Battlefield:Vietnam | Guerrilla Tactics | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

The Vietnam War through the lens of Guerrilla Warfare--its scary, unpredictable nature. Inferences can be made about its effects on US soldiers.

 

Pair with December Stillness.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Real Life Vietnam Veteran's Story

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Real Life Vietnam Veteran's Story | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Video from the Veteran's Administration; Click "Real Stories" and watch Frank's story to go along with December Stillness.

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Does Every Black Hole Contain Another Universe?

Does Every Black Hole Contain Another Universe? | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it

Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe. In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.

 

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes—a type of wormhole. The matter the black hole attracts doesn't collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushes out a "white hole" at the other end of the black one, the theory goes.

 

According to Einstein's equations for general relativity, singularities are created whenever matter in a given region gets too dense, as would happen at the ultradense heart of a black hole. Einstein's theory suggests singularities take up no space, are infinitely dense, and are infinitely hot—a concept supported by numerous lines of indirect evidence but still so outlandish that many scientists find it hard to accept.

 

If Poplawski is correct, they may no longer have to. According to the new equations, the matter black holes absorb and seemingly destroy is actually expelled and becomes the building blocks for galaxies, stars, and planets in another reality.


Via Apmel, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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The Seasteading Institute | Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems.

The Seasteading Institute | Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems. | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
| Our mission: To further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and social systems.
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Chalk Talk: Tragedy of the Commons Part 2

Chalk Talk: Tragedy of the Commons Part 2 | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
What happens when many people seek to share the same, limited resource? Click here to learn more about the tragedy of the commons.

 

Ask students to respond: what's your solution? What's a good balance between what's good for you and what's good for all?

 

Use with water resources article, dystopian novel The Water Wars excerpt, and other Chalk Talk video.

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Study: Many Americans die with ‘virtually no financial assets’ - MIT News Office

Study: Many Americans die with ‘virtually no financial assets’ - MIT News Office | Infotext sources for middle school | Scoop.it
Innovative research shows large divergence in retirement saving outcomes, with the single elderly faring worse than married couples.

 

Will you be old and poor?

 

Many are.

 

What will the future hold for you if either YOU are very poor or if previous generations use up government funding and there's nothing left for you when you are old because taxes have been so high to fund the retirements of those who've gone before you?

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