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Subject: English Language Arts (11), or English Language Arts (11), or Social Studies (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Holocaust Research Project
Description: Students will create a slide presentation in cooperative learning groups proving that the Holocaust did indeed occur.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Comic Makeovers: Examining Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Media     
Description: Students explore stereotypes in the media and representations of race, class, ethnicity, and gender by analyzing comics over a two-week period and then re-envisioning them with a '' comic character makeover.''
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Title: Vote for tweet
Digital Tool: Twitter and tweet deck
Digital Tool Description: Twitter is a social network tool that limits responses to 140 characters. Tweetchat is a way to filter twitter results to a particulars discussion.


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Points of View Reference Center
Overview:
This tutorial is an introduction to the main components of Points of View Reference Center and how to navigate within the database.


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Nation Master
http://www.nationmas...
This is an excellent resource for finding out current details about most of the countries in the world. The main page contains statistical data about the nations and allows the visitors to create their own graphs in order to compare different nations. Additionally, the site has links to national profiles. This site would be very helpful for students who are looking for basic statistics about different countries.

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News to You!
http://www.pbs.org/n...
PBS provides this educational tool to help students become aware of current events by providing school-appropriate news articles, activities, and quizzes.

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Do you know your news? CNN Student News
http://www.cnn.com/s...
Students view school-appropriate news clips. They respond through writing, discussion, or projects.

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News to You!
http://www.pbs.org/n...
PBS provides this educational tool to help students become aware of current events by providing school-appropriate news articles, activities, and quizzes.

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Fodder for Young Minds
http://www.dogonews....
This unique news aggregator combines serious, fun, and silly news to pique readers' interests. Each article comes with a critical thinking activity to extend student knowledge.

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