How to use current events in classroom lessons

11/8/2010 | Edutopia.org

In this blog post, writer Suzie Boss discusses how to include current events -- such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill or the Chilean miners' rescue -- in classroom lessons. Boss says effective projects will make the news event relevant, suggests communicating with students close to the incident or localizing the issue. Boss also suggests projects that allow students to determine how they would solve the problem or encourage students to take action by helping those affected by a particular crisis.

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