Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Current Events in the Classroom

If you're a teacher and looking to incorporate topics in the news into the classroom curriculum, Fauquier County Public Library has some resources to assist you.

First, check out the library's recently revamped Web page for Educators. Here you'll find resources available at the library and across the World Wide Web that are pertinent to your duties as an educator. If you click on the Current Events link under Internet Resources by Subject, you'll see links to sites like FactCheckEd.org and the New York Times Learning Network. These sites include related lesson plans and other teacher-approved resources that help students decipher the messages they receive from various media sources.

Aside from great sites on the Web, remember that the library's collection includes the Current Controversies and Information Plus series, which cover newsworthy topics like crime, HIV/AIDS, the environment and gun control.