Needy or Greedy Seniors
This clip offers a look at our country's expense for caring for the elderly. This is a great companion to The Giver to stimulate class discussion regarding society's obligations to the elderly. A teacher guide for the video is available here http://stosselintheclassroom.org/pdf/stossel_TeachersGuide_11.pdf
Myth Man - Greek Mythology
Large collection of resources regarding Greek mythology. Includes an overview of characters, a gallery of images, and a section that demonstrates Greek mythology's influence on modern society.
Using Current News in the Language Arts Classroom
This is an amazing site for students to safely navigate current news topics and respond in a blog-like atmosphere. There are quizzes available to test reading comprehension, and teachers always have the option of approving posted comments and replies.