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Free Lesson plans for teachers who wish to bring social, global and environmental issues to the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) classroom.
If you teach, you need to see this site. Here you will find articles on topics of note, reviews of educational materials and web sites, and many lesson ideas. Try typing the subject you teach into its search line, press your <Enter> key and see what it comes up with for you. In addition to teachers, information for students and administrators is also posted.
A new edition is posted each Monday afternoon. It is the best way I know to keep an eye on the ethical pulse of the nation and the world. If you are looking for activities with which to help your students explore ethical issues, check out Tough Choices.
Approximately once a week, the Poynter Institute (a school for journalists) posts a hot news topic. For each, you'll find a list of links to online resources related to that topic. Point your high school and college students to this site when they need information for current events assignments and projects. Its archives go back to February 1995.
Randi, the man who exposed Uri Geller, keeps an eye on irrational beliefs and deceptions. Each week he publishes what he's seen.
The online magazine of the Pacific News Service, Jinn's articles are thoughtful takes on current events. They often present progressive perspectives not easily found in other mass media.
Here you'll find lists of new words struggling for inclusion in the language, weird words that might be dropping out, topical words that are in the news, and much more. In my opinion this is the finest site available for those wanting to keep up-to-date on the ever-changing English language. Michael Quinion updates the site on Saturday mornings. If you like, you can ask to be put on his automatic e-mailing list to receive each week's additions in your e-mail box.
This program from the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) will help you and your students stay up-to-date with the fast moving world of scientific research. All programs are available for online listening via Real Audio enabled browsers.
This is the online version of a popular newspaper column answering reader's questions about words and language.
Physicist Bob Park's take on science as it is reported in the news and used/abused by politicians and others. He posts a new column every Friday.
Investigative journalist Robert Parry presents news stories from a progressive perspective. This site is a must read for those wanting a balanced view of America and the world as we enter the 21st century. This is a companion site to Parry's suspended American Dispatches. While updates to the site do not appear on a regular schedule, check it out weekly so as not to miss any of his always superior work.
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