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Ethnic NewsWatch Introduction

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Elizabeth Lundey and Danielle Schrimsher


Auburn Junior High School, Auburn City Schools


This podcast introduces the Ethnic NewsWatch database from the Alabama Virtual Library.

Length: 07:19

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Languages Other Than English

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

IL (K-12)
1. The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • Recognizes the need for information.
  • Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
  • Formulates questions based on information needs.
  • Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
  • Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
    IL (K-12)
    2. The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
  • Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
  • Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion.
  • Identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
  • Selects information appropriate to the problems or question at hand.
    SS2010 (7) Civics
    11. Compare changes in social and economic conditions in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
    Examples: social—family values, peer pressure, education opportunities, women in the workplace
    economic—career opportunities, disposable income, consumption of goods and services
  • Determining benefits of Alabama's role in world trade (Alabama)
  • Tracing the political and social impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to the present, including Alabama's role (Alabama)


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