- Students collect their own weather data and compare to the paper for accuracy
- The almanac section show data over time. How does it compare to today? Yesterday? Tomorrow?
- How does our weather compare to other locations (local, national, international)
- What types of activities would you do in those locations? Why might you decide to visit Boston in the summer and Tuscon in the fall?
- Study the graph representing the temperature trends. Can you see a trend or pattern?
- Read the record highs and lows for this day. How do you think that effected people’s activities for the day? If the record was set after 1990 you can use the archives to read the paper from that day.
- Individual students or small groups pick another location to track the weather for a few weeks and use Use newspapermap.com to read the news from those locations and see how the weather effects the news.
- Find several locations on a map or globe and compare one day’s weather. What similiarities do you see? What about locations along the equator? Or ones farther north?
- Look at several consecutive days of the national map. How do the air masses move? How does that effect the weather across the country?
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or a Saturday auto section and making a car for blind drivers or an article about the decline of honeybees and the beauty of pollination or this week’s Beethoven shortcut (6D Tuesday) and a discussion of classical music and passion .
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Thursday, July 28 the N&O will co-host an NIE conference. The location is yet to be determined, but will be in either Durham or Chapel Hill. The conference will feature teachers sharing ideas for blogging, using Google Documents effectively, features and tricks of e-editions, using Facebook and Twitter with NIE, the National Democratic Convention and 2012 election and the role NIE will play, and using NIE to address core standards. You can earn .5 CEU’s by attending the conference. The N&O can sponsor a few teachers to attend the conference, so if you are interested, please email me.
Several times a week I will post a NIEQ (News in Education Question) on facebook or twitter. Use email, facebook, or twitter to respond. The questions span ages and subjects. Try it! Or have students create their own questions and I’ll post those. Participating earns a chance for a gift card! Examples of previous NIEQ’s
- What kind of parents do you have? or, What kind are you? http://bit.ly/kGxz0C
- Does money buy happiness? Which would you rather have? See Shoe on 6D of 6-8-11
- All together, how many miles will NC's MLB drafts travel to their new homes? http://bit.ly/k2c82I6-8-11 3C
- How old will you be the next time Brood XIX cicadas come out? What about the Brood IV? Hint: Wednesday 6-8-11 2B
- NC Graduation rate on the rise http://bit.ly/leZcQI What would you do to increase the rate?
- How much have Triangle home showings declined since 2007? Hint- Monday 6-6-11 front page.
- Which company is bringing Angry Birds to your TV? Hint- Monday 6-6-11 2D
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