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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

eBooks: (click on the book cover to open)

                        

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

(video) Zoo Tube: Home Sweet Habitat—Director of Education and Conversation is interviewed by a
teen—talks about how they design a orangutan’s habitat. YouTube https://youtu.be/RuSrhtcjqMQ

(video) Kids Stand Up for Animals in Captivity from PETAKids http://www.petakids.com/videos/kids-stand-animals-captivity/

(video) “Smithsonian’s National Zoo: We Save Species” “Who Said What? Studying Perspective” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYdbzA7yvic

(video) “No Place Like Home” (By the Captive Animals’ Protection Agency, July 17, 2009) (3:00–5:00)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQHekJaG6fM&feature=player_embedded

(video) “Are there animal care problems at National Zoo?” (By Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, December 10,
2013)  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-there-animal-care-problems-at-national-zoo/

Should plastic water bottles be banned?

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Should plastic bags be banned?

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• (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

https://youtu.be/PPu4wYak3Dw

• (video) “Recycling Plastic Water Bottles:  https://youtu.be/WLkZ6LzwCQY

(video) “Bag the Ban Rally” (video clip created by Bag The Ban)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS_CaGrxfEM

(video) “The Bay Vs. The Bag” (PSA from Save the Bay April 13, 2009)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSD21zp89zM&list=FLIbLgHP5qWXHVAwARUnw-oQ

(video) California: The Inconvenient Truth Behind Banning Plastic Bags
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_qL53T7igg&feature=share

(video) “California’s Bag Ban Hurting the Job Market” (video from Fox News interviewing American
Progressive Bag Alliance Chairman Mark Daniels.) (0–1:38); (2:40–3:09).
https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3823712949001/#sp=show-clips

 

Should people be climbing Mount Everest?

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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) “What’s More Deadly Than Sharks?” (Video from OneWorldOneOcean.com, August 3, 2013 found on YouTube)
• (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:

  •  “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

  •  “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

  •  “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/.

https://www.livescience.com/48334-fabien-cousteau-aquarius-undersea-mission.html

  • “Space Exploration and Travel”

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/space-exploration-and-travel/

  • “Mission Twinpossible” (from Time for Kids)

http://portlandebbl.weebly.com/uploads/8/3/1/2/83128944/mission_twinpossible_%7C_time_for_kids.pdf

  • “Fabien Costeau leads Acquanauts in Record-Breaking Underseas Expedition

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140624-fabien-cousteau-aquanauts-aquarius-mission-31-ocean/

  • “A Giant Robot Crab” by Hailee Romain

http://portlandebbl.weebly.com/uploads/8/3/1/2/83128944/a_giant_robot_crab.pdf

 

Multimedia:

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

https://youtu.be/FVZmL5UARcs

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

https://youtu.be/xd2UExODi2k

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

https://youtu.be/MbBHVL4hT90

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

https://youtu.be/CbIZU8cQWXc

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).

Should Killer Whale Shows Be Banned?

         

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Note: In many of these articles, you the student will read mention of the movie “Blackfish.” We do not
recommend or encourage the viewing of this movie. It is a film aimed at adults and
contains graphic content that might be disturbing to children. 

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