Help me give my students opportunities to engage in relevant current events discussions with high-quality content. I want to empower students to become active citizens and future leaders by thinking and debating critically about today’s news events.
This project expired on June 30, 2019.
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I serve an incredible group of talented and eager-to-learn students in Corpus Christi, Texas. The students who apply to CHS do so with the intent to graduate high school with an associates degree. We work with students from various socioeconomic backgrounds, different educational levels, and needs. The high expectations, the continuous support, and the standards in place allow all our students to succeed together in a diverse and ever-changing global society. In my class students are encouraged to use their diverse talents, experiences, and ideas to develop responsibility, lifelong learning skills, and become active participants in their community.
Elevating student awareness of global and national issues is increasingly important as the countries of the world become more interdependent. The New York Times Upfront magazine provides for all my students rich content and diverse learning resources that engage them and help them become more knowledgeable and informed. Consuming domestic and international news with a critical eye is vital to building a generation who will enhance democracy and defeat intolerance. All students have a voice that must be heard, and Upfront magazine allows us to conduct lively and stimulating classroom conversations where students strive for success, advancement, and self-empowerment. As an educator, it is my priority that students are armed with tools necessary to distinguish fact, fiction, and plain opinion.
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