My students need 26 subscriptions to TIME for Kids magazines so that they have access to current events and information from around the world.
My students are more likely to google Justin Bieber or check sports scores then read CNN.com. Like other kids their age, they don't typically discuss current events with anyone outside of school. A magazine like Time for Kids is the perfect thing to get them interested in the world around them.
I teach an inquisitive, energetic, eager bunch of kids.
Unfortunately, articles that speak to them on a personal level are hard to come by. They want to know about the world outside their neighborhood, but often don't have the means to accomplish this. I want to help them become good global citizens, and that starts by helping them keep up with world events. Most of my students are on free and reduced lunch, and the government categorizes them as students of high poverty. Most of them are learning English as their second language. While they come from many different countries, all of my students enjoy learning about history. Time of Kids will add a new layer to their learning and engage them in a new, kid-friendly way.
We have worked hard to uncover just what it means to be a global citizen and what it means to have a worldly perspective. We've discussed countries that restrict the flow of information to citizens. My students want to make a difference in the world, and they know that understanding world events is the first step toward accomplishing anything. In effect, they know that knowledge is power. Now it's time to take the next step and give them access to the information they need. Because most of them don't have a computer or Internet access at home, my students can't hop online whenever they want and read about the military action in Iraq or the President's latest speech. The only place they get this kind of knowledge is at school, and giving them access to Time for Kids will be one more opportunity for them to educate themselves.
The more we learn about the world around us, the better we understand people, respect other cultures, and learn to accept others.
I want my students to understand that global citizenship means more than being a good person, it means that we are apart of something larger than ourselves and are connected to others. We must understand the plights of others so we know how to help. We must understand what needs to change, before we can, to paraphrase Gandhi, be the change.
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|Edition 5 - 6 with Around the World (Grades 5 and 6) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! Edition 5 - 6 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students become informed and active citizens. In addition to receiving Edition 5 - 6, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids||$4.88||26||$126.88|
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