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Teaching the News

Vol. 68, Prg. 1–5
June 12–16, 2006

Do your kids think the news is boring? Kathy Privrat, co-founder and director of StudentNewsDaily.com, suggests adding current events to your curriculum, and your kids will take an interest! This week, Kathy talks with Mike Smith about how you can cultivate an awareness of local and world events in your children and help them hone their skills in other subjects at the same time.

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Why Study Current Events?
The Problem with Media Bias
Responding to Media Bias
Strengthening Critical Thinking Skills
Integrating Other Subjects
Kathy Privrat

Kathy Privrat
Before launching StudentNewsDaily.com, of which Kathy is the co-founder and executive director, Kathy taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in a New York City public high school. She has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in ESL. She has worked extensively with high school students—teaching large classes, leading small groups, and tutoring one-on-one. Kathy has also written curriculum and designed content-based lessons for students on multiple academic levels, including creating a unit on "Understanding the News." She created StudentNewsDaily.com with the belief that all students can think critically about the news when it is presented in a manageable format.

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Designed for high schoolers, StudentNewsDaily.com features national and international current events, and includes reading comprehension questions, quizzes, and tips on reading the news. Click on the logo above to visit the website.

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