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Mrs. Douglas from Tulare CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Students To Current Events

My students need access to current event magazines, The New York Times Upfront, so they can see the connections between what they are studying and what is happening in the world.

  • $595 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can students be expected to learn if they can't relate to what they are learning? Nothing is better than to see the "light bulbs" go on as students are making connections between life and learning.

Students at my school are faced with many challenges.

Over 60% qualify for free and reduced lunches. We are an ethnically diverse campus, with students from all walks of life. Many students don't have access to newspapers, news magazines, or computers at home. These magazines allow students to learn about what is happening in their world. We live in the center of California, yet many of my students have never seen the ocean or the mountains. Their world views are so small and narrow, they desperately need a window to the world outside our community. Current Events give them that window.

My Project

As the only newsmagazine for teens, Upfront makes sense of what's going on in the world for students, while connecting current events to the curriculum. This magazine gets teens thinking critically about their world: 14 Issues a year are filled with in-depth national and world news articles adapted from The New York Times for a teen audience. 2012 is guaranteed to be an exciting election year! This magazine provides an introduction to the Electoral College, analysis of campaign ads, the latest polls, and breaking news on the candidates and the issues.

In order to connect students' learning to the "real world" students need access to the news.

These magazines give students access in class to help them complete their class requirements and stay current with what is happening in the world. They serve as a "hook" to draw my students into the subject, and I work hard to keep them there!

Mrs. Douglas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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S. The New York Times Upfront , Grades 9-12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.75 40 $390.00

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