Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Social Studies Independent Studies- More Ideas

Don't forget this post from last week:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2009/01/social-studies-independent-study.html

New idea:
Go to the blog post linked below. Watch the "60 Minutes" video embedded in the blog post. In your comment, tell me what was the video about? Where does it take place? Who does it involve? What is happening? Why? What is being done about this issue? What could you do?
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/07/darfur.html

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Social Studies Independent Study Project Suggestion

Spend some time examining the photos in Time Magazine's photo gallery:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
Now, visit the NPR link below. Read the story. Look at the photographs. If your computer allows, listen to one of the stories (links are on the left).
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5005952
Finally, watch the CBS video "Blessings in a Backpack."



In your comments, discuss the photographs, videos and stories you examined. What did you learn about world hunger you didn't know before? What surprised you most of all? What are people doing about world hunger? What are you going to do?
What can you do?
Do you have a few minutes? Play the game. Feed some hungry people.
Save the Children:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Social Studies Recovery Project Idea

Watch the video linked below and post a comment in the comments section. In your comment, tell me what the video was about. Where does it take place? Who are the parties/individuals/groups involved? What did you learn from the video? Do you plan to discuss what you learned with anyone else? Why or why not? How did this video affect you as a human being? (Do you plan to do anything now that you are aware of this issue?)

Click the link below (past post entitled "Global Food Crisis.") Watch the "60 Minutes" video embedded in the blog post. First, you will have to watch a brief commercial. The segment begins with Anderson Cooper explaining the issue.

http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/07/must-read-see.html

If time permits, spend some time looking at some other links posted on the page. You may also watch the YouTube video embedded in the blog post. For extra credit, comment on one of the additional links or videos you looked at.