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The New York Times Upfront Magazine: Current Events Discussion Group
In this semester-long class, we will read articles and discuss current & historical events. Cost includes 12 month digital access to The New York Times Upfront Magazine as well as archives and accompanying videos & other digital features.
Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
354 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
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Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Participants in this class will use the publication "The New York Times Upfront Magazine" as a framework for a regular current events discussion. The teacher will assign different articles and various ways to interact with the articles in order to best prepare for discussion. Discussion will be both student and teacher-led. *Please note: This class meets twice a month. A one-time $10 fee has been added to the total cost of class to provide year-long online subscription access to the...
To see examples of this amazing content and a calendar of 2021-2022 curricular topics for each edition of the magazine, visit: https://upfront.scholastic.com/ *By the end of the class, students will have developed knowledge and enhanced skills in the following areas: Current events Media literacy U.S. and world history Vocabulary related to current events, politics, and world affairs Critical thinking Evaluating arguments Organizing ideas Reading charts, maps, and diagrams Analyzing photos and political cartoons September National - How the Pandemic Changed America - Privacy in the Social Media Age International - Afghanistan After America - Russia and the New Cold War History - Why World War I Still Matters Debate - Is It Time for a Carbon Tax? - Should Congress Have Term Limits? October National - Supreme court: Key Cases this Term - Climate Change Youth Activism International - Is Iran a Threat? -Teens in Mexico History - The Great Depression - The Warsaw Uprising Debate - Is Mideast peace possible? Is the internet killing democracy? November National - Gerrymandering and Why it Matters - Native Americans Today International - Surveillance in China - The Amazon on the Brink History - Teens and the Civil Rights Movement - The McCarthy Era Debate - Should we raise the minimum wage? - Does foreign aid work? December National - Fast Fashion - How Immigration has Changed America International - Iraq 10 Years After U.S. Pullout - Climate Refugees History - The Vietnam War - What You Need to Know About Apartheid Debate - Are youth sports too intense. Should voting be mandatory? *Scope and sequence subject to change based on news events
My name is Carie Beth Russell. I live in the Kansas City area with my husband, two daughters, two cats and new puppy. I am a former public school teacher and gifted education specialist. I have been “home” since my second daughter was born, but have remained active in the field of education by teaching educational summer camps, tutoring and teaching at a homeschool enrichment program. My professional priorities center around student-led learning. It’s my strong conviction that supporting children as they learn, rather than dictating how and what they learn, is the way to encourage their inborn patterns of curiosity, wonder and problem-solving that will serve them well in all stages of being human. While my own children attend public school, we very much view education as something we own and must take personal responsibility for. We work hard at educational advocacy within the public school context. I teach my daughters to communicate with their teachers, ask for what they need and request amended or extended: depth, duration and scope of projects, units, skills and personal areas of interest. Gifted Education services often provide these things for students who have been identified as such, but these standards and the definition of “giftedness” vary from state to state, based generally on funding, and doesn’t allow for many students to qualify. This leaves a significant group of students who have “need of different” but no access to a more open-ended and curiosity-led education. Out School, and other platforms like it, allow students who are enrolled in public schools to adapt their learning modalities and pursue interests and learning pathways that intrigue their own very unique minds. Teaching students to participate in Student Led Learning, in its various formats, allows them to continue on in their own investigations of an amazing planet and human experience, studying past, present and future as they forge their own distinct path. *All class times are approximate. Class length varies based on student ability and number of enrolled learners. Classes are designed so that they will not run longer than the time allotted.* *Late/Missed Class Policy* All courses will begin on time as long as one learner is in the classroom. In the event that no students are in the classroom at the assigned class time, the teacher will leave a message on the discussion board and exit after 10 min. Class recordings are available upon request. *Documents shared by the teacher are only to be used within the context of the class for which the student is enrolled. You do not own the rights to these documents. Do not share or distribute, as this would be in violation of the copyright.
Homework will consist of reading assigned articles and participating in engaging study to prepare for bi-monthly class discussion.
1 file available upon enrollmentIncluded with this class is a 12 month digital subscription to The New York Times Upfront Magazine (A Scholastic Publication) which gives students access to the current year's content as well as last year's archived content.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- The New York Times Upfront Magazine
- Google Classroom
Informal assessment available upon request.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
Former public general education teacher and gifted education specialist
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
354 total reviews
156 completed classes
Hello and Welcome! About me: My name is Carie Beth Russell. I am the mother of two teenagers, an elderly cat and a forever puppy. I live in the Midwest region of the United States with my family. I am a former public elementary school...