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News : NPR

News : NPR | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.
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BBC News - World

BBC News - World | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Get the latest BBC World News: international news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.
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Another excellent news outlet for your current events!

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Amnesty International | Working to Protect Human Rights

Amnesty International | Working to Protect Human Rights | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
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An excellent source for finding out the freedoms or lack thereof in your country

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Subjects

Subjects | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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This is one of Mrs. Toltzman's favorite sites!  What a vast amount of creativity and knowledge presented in high quality animation or interactive lecture.  So cool!

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ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more
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Not necessarily helpful for your research project, but an excellent site all the same! See both sides of today's controversial issues.

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Human Rights Watch | Defending Human Rights Worldwide

Human Rights Watch | Defending Human Rights Worldwide | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
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An excellent source for finding out the freedoms or lack thereof in your country of research.

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The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more.
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Get your Current Events here!

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CNN.com International - Breaking, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News

CNN.com International - Breaking, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
CNN.com International delivers breaking news from across the globe and information on the latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment headlines.
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Access news for Current Events here!

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Use this site's "Education Resources" to see simplified explanations to economic topics such as GDP, inflation, and suppy and demand. 

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Teaching Kids News - Kid-friendly news articles for teachers, parents and kids.

Teaching Kids News - Kid-friendly news articles for teachers, parents and kids. | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Kid-friendly news articles for teachers, parents and kids. (Got this from our librarian. Great website on current news events for kids.
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An interesting and unique compilation of world events that touch on the arts, history, economics, international relations, and more! Check it out!

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Index of Economic Freedom: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity by Country

Index of Economic Freedom: Promoting Economic Opportunity and Prosperity by Country | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Index of Economic Freedom measures economic freedom of 185 countries based on trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights.
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This is a useful site in understanding your country's economic level of freedom.  This group is partnered with the Wall Street Journal to supply this information and analysis.  This is a website is an outright conservative website, so please keep that bias in mind.

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EUROPA - European Union website, the official EU website

EUROPA - European Union website, the official EU website | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
European Union website - EUROPA is the official EU website that provides access to information published by all EU institutions, agencies and bodies.
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Since so many of you have chosen European countries for your research - see what role the EU plays in your country's economic and governmental practices.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Wow - you can learn so much on this site.  Of course, my favorites are the Humanities topics and the Micro/Macro Economics talks.  Reinforce some of the topics we've discussed in class with these lecture animations!

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TED | Talks | List

TED | Talks | List | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Here you will find the best talks and performances from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events -- and the best of the web. More than 700 talks are now available, with more added each week.
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WOW! This is like attending college lectures - top experts in their fields talking about issues that matter! Check it out!

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Welcome to the United Nations

Welcome to the United Nations | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
This is the United Nations homepage. Here you will find related information and links.
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Learn about your country's role in international relations!

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nbcnews.com - Breaking news, science and tech news, world news, US news, local news

nbcnews.com - Breaking news, science and tech news, world news, US news, local news | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Visit NBCNEWS.com for breaking news, original journalism and videos. Stay current with the latest world news, business headlines, health, sports & entertainment.
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Get your Current Events here!

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Foreign Policy - the global magazine of economics, politics, and ideas

Foreign Policy - the global magazine of economics, politics, and ideas | Social Studies 9 | Scoop.it
Foreign Policy is a global magazine of politics, economics, and ideas.
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Wow - what an excellent assortment of both opinion based analysis and hard hitting news.  Perfect for researching current events for the Final Project!

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