Links and Resources
CURRENT EVENTS/ON-LINE NEWS/TELEVISION
CNN - CNN.com is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.
CNN Student News - Educators use CNN Student News to introduce students to the news of the day. Video segments encourage student participation and provide a context for understanding the events. Educator materials include Ten Questions that check for understanding and generate discussion, a Friday Newsquiz and Learning Activities that are tied to national education standards.
C-SPAN in the Classroom - Free resources for teaching Civics and U.S. Government.
Discovery Channel - The Discovery Channel delivers informative articles, online games, a chat room, online science games, live web cams, showcase of video clips, and a station guide.
History Channel - Find out what happened in history on this day and any other date of your choosing. At The History Channel you will find historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio) to facts about This Day in History.
Newspapers in Education - Newspapers in Education is created by the Austin American Statesman and includes Geography in the News with Today in History and Cartoons for the Classroom.
The New York Times - The New York Times for students with test prep question of the day, word of the day, and daily news quiz.
PBS - The News Hour with Jim Lehrer - Lessons for students and resources for educators. For 30 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the solid, reliable reporting that has made the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer one of the most trusted news programs in television.
History Detectives - History Detectives is devoted to exploring the complexities of historical mysteries, searching out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects.
Star Tribune - educational site for students. News, sports and entertainment.
Time for students; TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine packed with stories about world and national events, scientific discoveries, sports, entertainment, kids in the news and much more.
USA Today - Click on Education for daily lesson plans. Improving student performance through timely, relevant, and real-world resources.
KidsPost with excellent daily resources. Times have changed and news is no longer a lecture. It's a dialogue, a conversation, a fast-and-furious exchange among the millions around the world who choose to know.
Geonet game is an interactive game based on world geography standards. Students can choose areas of the world, categories of questions, and difficulty levels as they earn points.
The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation - The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world. This is an important first step toward building their global literacy.
Globalization 101 - Provides an international context for the trends that are unfolding in America today.
African Studies - The African Studies website has a variety of information for teachers of grades K-12. These resources are kept up-to-date in order to provide general and in-depth information about Africa.
Latin World - LatinWorld is building a community of information and resources about Latin America, its wonders, and its people. Our objective is to serve as a communication platform for Latin Americans and people interested in Latin America.
Artic Circle - The overall goal of Arctic Circle is to stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region.
Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection - An image viewer that can decode JPEG and GIF images is needed to display these maps. Most of the images are JPEG images within the 200K to 300K range; however, some of the images are quite large.
Math and Maps - Rice University; Explains what maps are, how math is used to create them, and provides related math problems for students to solve. Teaching notes included.
Virtual Earth (Windows) - Build unique, valuable map resources and share them with other users in an e-mail message or through MSN Messenger. Send and save links to create your personal list of Windows Live Local favorites.
Mega-Converter - An excellent resource to calculate any conversion imaginable.
National Geographic Map Machine - The National Geographic online World Atlas. Satellite, street maps and more.
Texas A & M University Site - Scholastic Assistance for Global Education (SAGE) - SAGE is a service provided to the educational community by the Center for International Business Studies in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Resources are aligned to the TEKS and are organized by course.