Hot Topics and Peace Issues

Today in the lab, your job is just to get your feet wet with some lovely nonfiction current event issues related to the world around us. You will skim and read and peruse the web, using my helpful list below. Please read around for awhile before selecting the best article, that really grabs you, to print and use for your first article selection. We’ll use our reading strategies:

– stop at point of confusion – add a ?

– highlight unfamiliar vocabulary and work to ID their meanings

– highlight, star, or underline the most important parts of the text

 

Great Websites to Explore:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate

http://www.allafrica.com

 

By Topics:

School of the Americas:

http://www.soaw.org

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Terrorism/SOA.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

 

 

–        AIDS/HIV in Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201111231184.html

 

 

–        female empowerment in Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00014547.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201110050014.html

 

–        men and women’s roles in families/society in Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/201112150104.html

http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00014547.html

 

–        child soldiers in Africa

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/3496731.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16047050

 

–        war in Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/3496731.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16419944

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16381579

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16047050

 

–        poor educational achievement in Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201111150150.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201110050014.html

 

–        food and clean water access in Africa

http://www.eden-foundation.org/project/desertif.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/photoscope/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1234244.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/274099.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/245363.stm

 

 

 

 

 

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