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Are extreme sports worth the risk?

LUCY CALKINS TEXT SET ARTICLE LINKS:

Additional Article Suggestions:

Multimedia

• (video) Kevin Pearce Recovers (Scholastic News Online from Student Reporter, Alexis Wiseman)

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56985df0758d0

• (video) “Xtreme Parents: Extreme Sports” Features a 3rd gr. monster truck driver and a rodeo rider.
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/parenting-monster-trucks-children-drivingsports-2020-16283782

(video) “Ashima Shiraishi- World’s Best Female Rock Climber?” Video of her at age 9. Today she is a 14 y/o climbing phenomena. YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698657591166

(video) “Cody Ling Profile- Kids Who Rip- Amazing Freestyle Skier” YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698692aedc4e

Should people support or boycott zoos?

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Multimedia:

(video) “The Pros and Cons of Zoos.” From D News. YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698171903f61

(video) Captive Animal Misery in European Zoos. Youtube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698124019ee1

(video) Feeding the Animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Youtube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698147d37602

 

 

Should plastic bags be banned?

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Multimedia

• (video) “Charity: water”
http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/

• (video) “Kids and Recycling (part 5)—How are plastic bottles and caps recycled?” By CQ Goes Green

• (video) “Recycling Plastic Water Bottles”

• “Why is Everyone Worried About Global Warming?” by Margaret Anderson (Ask Magazine, April 2008—entire issue is about Global Warming) http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/cms/lib05/FL01000799/Centricity/domain/17/elementary%20ela%20scope%20and%20sequence%202014-%202015/4th%20grade/Grade%204%20Unit%209%20Global%20Warming.pdf

“Climate Change: Catastrophe in the Making” from the Environmental Defense Fund. https://www.edf.org/climate/climate-facts-dangers-and-what-you-can-do?s_src=ggad.03.2012.control&gclid=CP2-oMfc9a4CFWcQNAodrzWVEw

“A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change.” From the EPA. http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/

Infographic: Extreme Weather and Climate Change from Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/extreme-weather-climate-change.html#.Vpb1sk-rEm9

“Extreme Weather Impacts of Climate Change.” from the National Resource Defense Council. http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/climate-change-impacts/

(video) “Global Warming: A Way Forward: Facing Climate Change.” from National Geographic. 

Should people be climbing Mount Everest?

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• “Jordan Romero 13, summits Everest: How Young Is Too Young?” (By David Scott, Christian Science Monitor, May 23, 2010)
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0523/Jordan-Romero-13-summits-Everest-How-young-is-too-young

Should people be more focused on protecting humans from sharks or protecting sharks from humans?

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Multimedia:

• (video) “Saving the Ocean: Shark Reef.” from PBS. http://www.pbs.org/video/1875037754/

• (video) “Sharks Too Close for Comfort?” Discovery Channel Shark Week
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/videos/sharks-too-close-for-comfort.htm

 (video) “What’s More Deadly Than Sharks?” (Video from OneWorldOneOcean.com, August 3, 2013)
 

• (video) “Sharks: Stewards of the Reef (sharkstewards.com)” (Video created by Shark Saver, found on YouTube)
 

     

      Should people be more focused on space exploration or on ocean exploration?

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      Suggested articles:

      • “Which scientific research is more important, underwater or space?”

      http://www.timeforkids.com/news/exploration-poll/176886

      • “A Month Under the Sea”
      http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/2014/09/A-Month-Under-the-Sea

       “Space Exploration” from National Geographic
      http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/space-exploration/

      • What was the Apollo Program?
      http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/what-was-apollo-program-58.html

      • “Mission Twinpossible” (from Time for Kids)
      http://www.timeforkids.com/news/mission-twinpossible/219891

      Interview with Dr. Michael Shara, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. Scholastic Science Explorations. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/authform_shara.asp

      • 50 Years in Space on scholastic.com
      http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3756035

      • “Why explore space?” (By Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy, Discover Magazine, November 28, 2007)
      http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2007/11/28/why-explore-space/ —

      • “Space Exploration”
      http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMT0EBE8JG_LifeinSpace_0.html

      • “The Real Reasons We Explore Space” (By Michael Griffin, Air & Space Magazine, July 2007)
      http://www.airspacemag.com/space/the-real-reasons-we-explore-space-18816871/?no-ist

      • “A Giant Robot Crab” by Hailee Romain
      http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/2014/04/A-Giant-Robot-Crab

      • “Underwater Exploration”  by Cheryl Ward
      http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/squid/libraryarticle.asp?ItemID=199&SubjectI
      D=126&categoryID=5

      • “Fabien Costeau leads Acquanauts in Record-Breaking Underseas Expedition”
      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140624-fabien-cousteau-aquanauts-aquariusmission-
      31-ocean/

      • “Mars Can Wait: Oceans Can’t” (By: Amitai Etzioni, Special To CNN, August 17, 2012)
      http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/opinion/etzioni-space-oceans/.

      Multimedia:

      • (video) Bill Nye: Why We Explore. YouTube.

      http://safeshare.tv/v/ss569818e1750af

       (video) “Help Save Our Oceans: A Groundbreaking Undersea Expedition with Fabien Costeau” YouTube.

      http://safeshare.tv/v/ss569819c210107

      (video) “What I learned from spending 31 days under water” TED Talk by Fabien Cousteau. YouTube. 

      http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56981acef316d

      • (video) “Let’s Talk Space” (from Time for Kids)
      http://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/video/lets-talk-space-226686

      • (video) Neil deGrasse Tyson—We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1). YouTube.

      http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56981bb3cc590

      May be photocopied for classroom use. © 2015 by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project from Units of Study for Teaching Reading (Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH).

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