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    The Japanese
    History: The First to Arrive
    In 1868, Japanese farm workers were the first to come to the New World when they came to work on sugar plantations in Hawaii. The next year some Japanese came to America
    Fitness
    Obesity
    The problem of obesity is widespread because many people do not eat healthy foods or exercise enough. Obese people have too much body fat. Put simply, too many people eat too much
    and settled near San Francisco. There were strict laws in Japanmove too little. That means that kept people from leaving that country.
    In the 1880s those laws were changed and thousands moved to Hawaii and then to the U.S. The Japanese faced
    who weigh too much discrimination and resentment. There were laws passed banning themtake in more energy from owning land. Because so many were farmers, this made life difficult. There were also some laws passed forcingfood – called calories – than their bodies use. But obesity is more than just being overweight. People who are obese usually weigh 20 percent or more than the Japanese not to attend white schools in San Francisco. President Theodore Roosevelt was concerned that this anti- Japanese feeling might result in a war so he stepped in to stop the anti-Japanese lawsrecommended weight for their height and made speeches about his admiration ofbody type.
    Obesity is dangerous. It increases
    the Japanese.
    Small numbers
    risk of Japanese continued to come to the U.S. despite the hardships here. When Japan attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941,heart disease and it led to increasedcan cause high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, trouble sleeping, and emotional problems for the Japanese Americans. Many of them were taken to camps where they were held for some timesuch as a security measure because some people believed the Japanese who were here could be dangerous. Living conditions in these camps were poor and many people had to stay there until the end of World War II. After the war, there was still racism against the Japanese but things began to improve. Laws changed and peoples’ attitudes changed for the better.
    Sports
    One of the most famous Japanese American athletes
    self-esteem. In fact, obesity is Kristi Yamaguchi. She won the gold medalclosing in ladies singles figure skating aton tobacco as the 1992 Olympics. This is amazing when you know that she was born with club feet.
    Karate is one
    No. 1 preventable cause of the most popular martial artsdeath in Japan. Soldiers who were stationed in Japan after World War II first brought itAmerica today, according to America. It is now very popular. The word karate means "empty hand" because the fightingCenters for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Obesity
    is done without weapons. The skill involves knowledge of the body; its systemsa problem for children and weak points.
    Terrific Toys
    If Hello Kitty characters have charmed you, then you know the toys
    young adults, too. Between 16 percent and 33 percent of Japanese company Sanrio, Inc. Their slogan was, "Small Gift, Big Smile"children and their cute characters have made millions of kids smile. The company smiles, too, with sales ofadolescents in America – more than $1 billion each year. Of course, no discussion of the Japanese effect on
    toys would be complete without a note about video games. If you played Nintendo, Sega or Sony games, you played a Japanese-made game.
    Raw Fish!
    When some
    9 million young people think– are obese. Because of Japanese food, they think of raw fish or sushi and sashimi. While those foodsthat, kids are now getting diseases that used to affect only adults. There are popular in recent years, the Japanese have eaten them for thousandslots of years becausethings that kids want to rush into as they grow up, but grownup illnesses are deliciousnot among them. It’s a serious problem because today’s kids (and that means you!) are tomorrow’s leaders. We need tomorrow’s leaders to be strong and healthy.
    Influences on Culture
    Fine Arts
    Yoko Ono is one
    You might say that today’s eaters are tomorrow’s leaders. Did what you ate yesterday prepare you for greatness tomorrow? Don’t worry. There’s plenty of Japan’s most famous performance artists. Her work in art, music and performancetime to make changes. You have won her much fame but notthe power to choose good health starting now.
    Although obesity has some physical causes, such
    as much as her marriagemedical illness or medications (and children with one or more obese parents are more likely to Beatle John Lennon did. That duo got lots of attention for their music projects.
    In
    be obese themselves), the worldbiggest causes of fashion, people often thinkobesity are poor diet and lack of the Japanese kimono, or robe.
    But, Japanese fashion goes far beyond that. Japanese clothing designers
    exercise. Obesity levels are lowest among the most important in the world. Issey Miyake’s designs double as workspeople who consume high quantities of art while Hanae Mori creates lovely designs with butterflies.
    Hollywood Hits
    Godzilla, king of the monsters, was released
    fruits and vegetables. Those are things you can do something about. If you are worried that you may be obese, consider seeing a doctor to American movie theaters in 1956. You may have heard of this great monster but didtalk about making healthy choices. If someone you know is obese, you might suggest that he was the creation of Japanese filmmakers? The film was the most expensive Japanese movie made up to that time and it wasperson get advice from a big hit in the U.S. as well as in Japan. Godzilla became so famous that toys of his likeness are still big sellers today.
    Some people believe that no other Asian country has contributed to world cinema as much as the great Japanese directors do. One of those, Akira Kurosawa, was the first to win an American Academy Award with his movie Rashomon in 1951. Actor Noriyuki "Pat" Morita was nominated for an Academy Award for his part in the movie, The Karate Kid.
    doctor.
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    The ChineseJapanese
    History: The Chinese inFirst to Arrive
    In 1868, Japanese farm workers were
    the New World
    The
    first Chinese people probably arrived here sometime during the late 1700s. They sailed on European ships because they had been hired to work. But Chinese people had explored and traveled long before that. Even before the eighth century, Chinese ships had sailed in the Red Sea and around the Persian Gulf. Some historians believe that if the Chinese had continued exploring they might have discovered Europe andcome to the New World before anyone else.
    By 1850,
    when gold was discoveredthey came to work on sugar plantations in California, many ChineseHawaii. The next year some Japanese came to seek their fortunesAmerica and settled near San Francisco. There were strict laws in Japan that kept people from leaving that country.
    In
    the New World. By 1870 there1880s those laws were 63,000 Chinese working in America. They were welcomed warmly at first butchanged and thousands moved to Hawaii and then Californians began to resent the ChineseU.S. The Japanese faced much discrimination and showed signs of hatred. Life at home in China was difficultresentment. There were laws passed banning them from owning land. Because so many ofwere farmers, this made life difficult. There were also some laws passed forcing the people preferredJapanese not to stayattend white schools in San Francisco. President Theodore Roosevelt was concerned that this country to try to make enough money to return home and haveanti- Japanese feeling might result in a good life.
    The Chinese were good and dependable workers. They worked
    war so he stepped in miningto stop the anti-Japanese laws and construction. Early on, they lived in rural areas inmade speeches about his admiration of the West. They lived in small groups that became successful Chinatowns. In these areas,Japanese.
    Small numbers of Japanese continued to come to
    the ChineseU.S. despite the hardships here. When Japan attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it led to increased problems for the Japanese Americans. Many of them were freetaken to own businesses and homes. Chinatownscamps where they were born in other cities besides San Franciscoheld for some time as a security measure because some people believed the Chinese moved east to cities like BostonJapanese who were here could be dangerous. Living conditions in these camps were poor and New York.many people had to stay there until the end of World War II. After the lawswar, there was still racism against immigration of the Chinese were changed in 1965, many more Chinese movedJapanese but things began to improve. Laws changed and peoples’ attitudes changed for the U.S. Insteadbetter.
    Sports
    One
    of workers, this timethe most famous Japanese American athletes is Kristi Yamaguchi. She won the gold medal in ladies singles figure skating at least halfthe 1992 Olympics. This is amazing when you know that she was born with club feet.
    Karate is one
    of the newcomers were professionalsmost popular martial arts in Japan. Soldiers who left Chinawere stationed in Japan after World War II first brought it to America. It is now very popular. The word karate means "empty hand" because the fighting is done without weapons. The skill involves knowledge of political problems there. They came to live good livesthe body; its systems and weak points.
    Terrific Toys
    If Hello Kitty characters have charmed you, then you know the toys of Japanese company Sanrio, Inc. Their slogan was, "Small Gift, Big Smile" and their cute characters have made millions of kids smile. The company smiles, too, with sales of more than $1 billion each year. Of course, no discussion of the Japanese effect on
    toys would be complete without a note about video games. If you played Nintendo, Sega or Sony games, you played a Japanese-made game.
    Raw Fish!
    When some people think of Japanese food, they think of raw fish or sushi and sashimi. While those foods are popular
    in America, not just in Chinatowns but anywhere.recent years, the Japanese have eaten them for thousands of years because they are delicious and healthy.
    Influences on Culture
    The Chinese have contributed to all areasFine Arts
    Yoko Ono is one
    of American life, especiallyJapan’s most famous performance artists. Her work in the sciences. In 1957, Chen Ning Yangart, music and Tsung-Dao Lee were the first Chinese
    Americans
    performance have won her much fame but not as much as her marriage to win the Nobel PrizeBeatle John Lennon did. That duo got lots of attention for Physics. Chinese medicine is based on conceptstheir music projects.
    In the world
    of yin and yang, a balanced circlefashion, people often think of harmony that has impacted on muchthe Japanese kimono, or robe.
    But, Japanese fashion goes far beyond that. Japanese clothing designers are among the most important in the world. Issey Miyake’s designs double as works
    of American medicine today.
    Writer Chin Yang Lee’s novel Flower Drum Song was made into a classic musical in 1959. Writer Amy Tan had great success
    art while Hanae Mori creates lovely designs with severalbutterflies.
    Hollywood Hits
    Godzilla, king
    of her books, including The Joy Luck Club. Cellist Yo Yo Ma is among the world’s most gifted musicians and Ruth Ann Koesunmonsters, was the first Asianreleased to American woman to join a national ballet company. David Henry Wang’s play M. Butterfly won a Tony Award for Best Broadway Playmovie theaters in 1956. You may have heard of 1988. Actor, B.D. Wong, won a Tony Award for his performance andthis great monster but did you know that he continues to star on television.
    On
    was the Screen
    Americans at the movies have seen fascinating views
    creation of Chinese America in films such as Chan is Missing (1981), andJapanese filmmakers? The Joy Luck Club (1993). Martial arts star Bruce Lee and his son, Jet Li, made many successful movies about kung fu. Actor Jackie Chan is a box office hit. Newsperson Connie Chungfilm was the first woman to anchor a weeknight net- work news show.
    Architecture
    Chinese American I.M. Pei, one of the world’s
    most famous architects, designed buildings including the National Gallery of Art. Maya Ying Lin was just 21 years old when she won a competitionexpensive Japanese movie made up to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
    Washington, D.C.
    Food
    Americans love the food they think of as Chinese food. The fact is
    that some of the more famous Chinese dishes, like chow meintime and chop suey, didn’t come here from China. They were invented in America. But, per- haps the most famous of all Chinese food from America, is the fortune cookie. After the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco destroyed Chinatown, it was rebuilt. Much ofa big hit in the new design was plannedU.S. as well as it was described in The San Francisco Chronicle with, "Oriental charm and attractiveness." The fortune cookie, with its messageJapan. Godzilla became so famous that toys of wisdom inside, was created to add exotic charmhis likeness are still big sellers today.
    Some people believe that no other Asian country has contributed
    to world cinema as much as the dining experiencegreat Japanese directors do. One of Chinatown. And, if you’ve ever wondered why the Chinese use chop sticks,those, Akira Kurosawa, was the answer is energy. Because China had fuel shortages, people neededfirst to keep cooking time short. They cut food into tiny pieces to cook fast. Since the pieces were bite-size, therewin an American Academy Award with his movie Rashomon in 1951. Actor Noriyuki "Pat" Morita was no need to invent things like a fork or knife to cut food.
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    TextingTopic: It’s, Its, and Communication
    Texting is a bit controversial. Some people believe it’s bringing back
    the lost artApostrophe Catastrophe
    The letter “s” seems innocent enough, and yet it’s embedded into some glaring grammatical errors.
    First up, it’s and its. These might be two
    of written communication, while others thinkthe most-often misused words, but it’s ruining it. Some experts saynot that people gave up writing when they began usinghard to understand the phonedifference.
    “It’s” stands for “it is” or “it has.” That’s it. It’s never used
    to communicate. But with texting, people have returnedshow possession. If you want to write, “The dog sat on its pillow,” no apostrophe is needed. Seems simple, doesn’t it? Demonstrate your understanding by using both words in a sentence.
    Next is
    the written word to express themselves. Others argue thatapostrophe and the letter “s.” Some people think they need an apostrophe, when all ofthat’s needed is the abbreviations usedletter “s.”
    If you saw this sign
    in texts are ruining spelling and grammar. And now that emojis are in, some believe words will be out. But for now, words are still the main contentwindow of a sporting goods store, what would you do?
    “Baseball Bat’s On Sale!”
    Would you go
    in and buy a text.
    So
    bat? Or, would you do have to be literate to text. You have to readgo in and understand context in orderpolitely ask the owner to translate some ofremove the abbreviations. For example, does LOL mean “laugh out loud” or “lots of love”? It depends onapostrophe from the context ofsign? To change the rest ofsingular “bat” to the message. If it’s at the end ofplural “bats,” just add an “s.” The apostrophe isn’t needed to create a joke, it’s likely “laugh out loud.” If it’splural noun.
    Show off what you’ve learned. Find two examples in
    the signature on a valentine text, it’s likely “lotsnewspaper of love.” Literacy and understanding words in context are“it’s” or “its.” Explain if the keys to deciphering the message.
    There’s not much texting in the newspaper, although you might
    word is used correctly. Then find somethree plural nouns in the comic strips. What you can do withnews and write the newspaper is practice condensing information into a text message. Choose a story from today’s news. Rewrite the main idea as a text message. Take turns writing the textssingular form of each word. Write your answers on the board in your classroom, and see if your classmates can figure out which story you chose. back of this sheet.
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    Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.
    Spy GamesWeather or Not
    The Presidentscience of the United Statespredicting weather is claiming his campaign was spied on illegally bynot always exact. Sometimes the FBI. The intelligence agencies say they were investigating whether anyone in the campaign was illegally working with Russians to harm or hinder our election process.
    They say these investigations
    predictions are exactly what the intelligence community does when they pick up on suspicious activity, which they did. They say no one is above the lawright and if someone is breaking a law, they must investigate. Not only is itsometimes not illegal,so much. But, at this time of year lots of folks keep their eyes on the FBI says, it's exactly the jobforecast because Hurricane Season starts on June 1. No one told that agency is supposed to do. Theythe first priority is to protectnamed storm of the United Statesseason, though, because "Alberto" is already threatening Florida and that's what they were doing.
    The President
    the Gulf Coast states.
    What you can be sure of
    is insisting that lots of storms will make news between now and the Departmentend of Justice find out exactly why his campaign was being looked at.Hurricane Season on November 1.
    Look at today's news and you'll already see stories about Alberto.
    Watch the news for the next few days to see what unfolds next. if weather forecasters refer to the beginning of Hurricane Season and to see the aftermath of Alberto. Was it as damaging as feared? Not as bad as predicted?
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    Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. Some say it's pretty muchIn many places in America, school lets our for the beginning of summer.summer soon. Can you find a photo of a summer activity pictured in thetoday's news? Write about whatWhat do you found.like to do when you are out of school?
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    May 21-25,28- June 1, 2018
    Language Arts
    1. It’s likely thatIntroduce your students have heardto one of Sherlock Holmes, likely theAmerica’s most famous literary detective. The creator of that character is Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born onbeloved poets-- Walt Whitman. Born May 22, 1859. Invite your students31, 1819, Whitman learned how to choose the storybe a printer and so got interested in today’s news that would make the best background forwords. He later taught and eventually became a mystery story. They should writejournalist, so his love of words served him well throughout his life. Your students may enjoy reading about their choiceWhitman and explain which story elements make forhis work. One poem is called “America.” There is a good mystery.
    Common Core Standard: compare and contrast different genres
    2. Singer Songwriter Bob Dylan’s birthday is on May 24. Some say that
    recording online believed to be Whitman reading his songs and lyrical poems werework aloud. First have students read the voice of a generation. He often wrote about current events like warspoem and then click here so that students can listen to the fight for civil rights in hispoem read by the author. Which is more than 50 albums and 500 songs. He was even awardedcompelling, reading it themselves or hearing it read aloud? It’s great practice for students to read aloud with feeling. Choose a Pulitzer Prize for his “extraordinary poetic power” in 2008. In honor of his birthday,news story that you may wantfind interesting and then invite students to share these poetic lyricstake turns reading the paragraphs aloud with your students from his song, “Forever Young.” Have them analyze it. Is it a good poem? What do they think it means?great feeling and fluency.
    Common Core Standard: explain poems
    May you grow up
    summarize text read aloud from diverse media
    2. This time of year commencement speeches -- presentations at graduations -- make news. Celebrities are often invited
    to be righteous
    May you grow up
    colleges to speak to be true
    May you always know
    the truth
    And see
    graduating seniors. They usually try to share life lessons or wisdom. When the lights surrounding you
    May you always be courageous
    Stand up right and be strong
    And may you stay
    Forever young
    May
    late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, spoke at Stanford University in 2005, he said, among other things, "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your hands always be busy
    May your feet always be swift
    May you
    own inner voice. And most important, have a strong foundation
    When
    the winds of changes shift
    May
    courage to follow your heart always be joyful
    May your song always be sung
    And may
    and intuition. They somehow already know what you stay
    Forever young
    To honor Dylan’s birthday with a fabulous writing activity, invite
    truly want to become."
    Have
    students peruse the news to find 10 interesting words in the headlines. They will use those words totopics they think would make good themes for graduation speeches. Have them write a rhyming poem and this website can help. On this site, students can write their poems and any time they’re stuck for a rhyme,outlines of what they can click on the word and a rhyming word will pop up.think graduates could learn about those topics.
    Common Core Standard: produce clear and coherent writinganalyze development of text
    3. VisuwordsShare this with students. June is a terrific website which will createmonth known for several things. It’s the start of summer, and it’s a visual/graphical representationmonth when lots of people get married. That may be because June might be named for Juno, the connections between words.Roman goddess of love and marriage, so some people think that marriages in June will have lots of good luck. June is also sometimes called, “Rose Month,” because roses bloom this month. Challenge your students to createfind an ad or a similar webnews story that could only appear in June.
    Common Core Standard: analyze development
    of word connections. Have them choosetext
    4. This activity is a terrific
    one word from the headlinesas it involves reading and then skimsummarizing the article it’s in to createnews and using a web ofgreat online tool which will read their written words connectedaloud by converting written words into spoken words.. Invite students to skim the headline word. Can they find a noun, a verb, an adverbnews and an adjective connected to write brief summaries of the chosen word?three top stories. Then they can use this tool to have them click on this link, input their word and see what Visuwords does with the same word. Also check out Lexipedia.com fornews summaries read aloud. They can choose from a similar program with audio pronunciationvariety of words.
    4.
    virtual “readers” and languages. It’s fun for students to read the comic strips. After they read some, they can write a headline for onegreat lesson and a lot of the strips they read. Have students read their headlines aloud to the class to see if others can guess which strip they are talking about.fun.
    Common Core Standard: summarizing textsummarize key supporting details and ideas
    Math
    1. Cal Ripken Jr. holdsOne of the record for most consecutive Major League Baseball games played. The streak spanned over seventeen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Famefamous clocks in 2007. Using the current statisticsworld is Big Ben, which rings out impeccable time in London, England. The hour bell weighs 13 tons and rang for the Sports section, which player do yourfirst time on May 31, 1859. In honor of Big Ben, invite students think is headedto write elapsed time problems for a record of some kind? Have them analyzepartner to solve, based on the numberstelevision listings in the newspaper. Here is an example. “If I start watching the NBC network at 8 PM and write a report telling which player they choose and howwatch for 75 minutes, what program will be on when I turn off the numbers back up their prediction.TV?”
    Common Core Standard: link statistics to everyday lifework with time
    2. One sport that yourHenry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, made his first operational car on June 4, 1896. Have students might enjoy duringfind ads for new Fords in today’s newspaper. They should find the summer is bicycle riding. Have them brainstormmean, median and listmode of all of the ways they stay safe when they ride a bike. Then, invite them to go shopping for bikes in the Classified ads. Tell them to imagine they have $1000 to spend and need to buy two bicycles. Which bikes will they buy? Why? How much money will they have left over?
    Common Core Standard: using authentic data
    advertised prices.
    Science Literacy
    1. On May 28, 1959, two monkeys became “monkeynauts” when they traveled into space for 16 minutes. The storyExplain to students that radio was big news with the monkeys appearingpatented on the cover of Life magazine andJune 2, 1896. What technological advance found in today’s newspaper do your students consider to be the New York Times. They were the first living beingsmost important to launch into spacethem personally? Have them choose and return alive. Can your students find any animalsitem and defend their choice in today’s newspaper? Why are they in the news? Students can read and listen to more about this story here.writing.
    Common Core Standard: write informative text to examine a topicusing technology
    2. Have students find items in today’s news that proveJune 1 marks the truth in at least threebeginning of these statements:
    Sometimes there is good
    hurricane season. Check the news for today's forecast. Any mention of any tropical storms or hurricanes? Write about disease.
    Most injuries are caused by carelessness.
    Eating can be unhealthy.
    Stress is a common problem.
    Your attitude can make
    what you sick.found.
    Common Core Standard: apply reading standards to support reflection and response to literaturesummarize key supporting details and nonfiction texts ideas
    Social Studies
    1. It may be an interesting study of newsExplain to have students discussthat for many people, Memorial Day, celebrated this year on May 29, signifies the difference between “hard” and “soft” news. Which can they find more exampleskick-off of in today’s newspaper? Do they think a good newspaper offers both? Overall, what do your students see as the rolesummer season of fun. But Memorial Day has a newspaper indeeper meaning. It was originally called, “Decoration Day,” and it was set aside as a democratic society like ours?
    Common Core Standard: analyzing language
    day to remember people who died serving in a newspaper
    2. Share this with students. On May 28, 1892 The Sierra Club was founded
    our country’s military. Some people marked the day by decorating soldiers’ graves.
    It’s now celebrated widely on the last Monday
    in San Francisco. This club was foundedMay. In order to work forconnect with the safe keepingmeaning of nature. Havethis holiday, have students skim today's paper for an issue or problemcomplete each of these sentences.
    Patriotism means…
    It’s important to honor our nation’s soldiers because…
    We fight wars because…
    Freedom is not free…
    Then
    they think would benefit from a club formed. They should writefind a newspaper ad looking for members for their club. Tell what the club will do and what problem or issue it will worknews story related to solve.veterans in some way and summarize it.
    Common Core Standard: write informativeUsing appropriate language, report on a topic or text or provide a narrative in an organized manner
    2. Offer these thoughts
    to examine a topic
    3. Share
    spur discussion in your class during this important bitweek including Memorial Day. One of America’s most trusted and revered leaders is former Secretary of history with students. The Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787. It took place in what was then called The State House, now Independence Hall. In all, 55 delegates attended and retired four-star general in the meeting was presided over by George Washington. Their mission, overall was to write a planU.S. Army, Colin Powell. He has served his country for forming a new government, free from British rule. The delegates, later called the “Founding Fathers” or “Framersmuch of the Constitution,” had muchhis life. General Powell is not alone in that mission. Every day, thousands of Americans serve their country to decide. How would each state get power? Who would have more power –make the states or the federal government? Who would lead each? Ultimately, the framers choseworld a better place. They endeavor to design a government with three branches –keep America, as it says in The Star-Spangled Banner, “the land of the executive (the president), the legislative (the lawmakers)free and the judicial (judges.) Have students find one story in the news about eachhome of these branches.
    The fact that
    the 55 framers were able to agreebrave.”
    Military service
    is quite remarkable. In order to illustrate just how hard it might benot a requirement for citizenship. It is a group to come tochoice and it’s not for everyone. It wasn’t always a unanimous decision, have students try this activity. Turn tochoice. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the movie listingsSelective Training and Service Act in 1940. It was the newspaper. Take a class vote of 1 moviecountry’s first peacetime draft. From 1948 – 1973, when there weren’t enough people volunteering for the armed forces, the government could “draft” or call young men to see tonight. Can everyone agree onmandatory service. It was the same movie? Why do your students think that is so? Takelaw. That all changed in 1973 when the vote again, but this time, let a majority ofdraft ended and the class choose the movie. Without a unanimous agreement, one where every person hasU.S. military became an all-volunteer organization.
    Pose this question
    to agree, is it easier to makestudents:
    Do you think America’s military should be
    a choice? Studentsdraft system or a volunteer organization? Why? Who should understand thatserve?
    3. On June 4, 1989, hundreds of protestors were killed by government soldiers in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. A photo taken on June 5 became
    the need for unanimous agreement was oneiconic symbol of the problems that America had withmassacre which was started by student protestors.
    Your students can view
    the rules before they wrote the Constitution. Under the first set of rules, called the Articles of Confederation, no rule could be changed unless all of the politicians agreed.
    Have
    photo here. Which photo in today’s news do your students think about that -- all politicians agreeing!best represents the story it accompanies? Why?
    Common Core Standard: Analyze documents or events of historical significanceintegrating visual information with written text
    Lessons written by Deborah Drezon Carroll. Carroll taught for ten years in Philadelphia, PA and is the author of two parenting books. She also coordinated the Newspaper in Education department of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 16 years.
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    The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.
    Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.
    Volcano FlowsSpy Games
    The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been erupting. WhilePresident of the lava flows are majestic and mesmerizing to look at,United States is claiming his campaign was spied on illegally by the FBI. The intelligence agencies say they are also remarkably dangerous to anythingwere investigating whether anyone in the path of the molten flow. While eruptionscampaign was illegally working with Russians to harm or hinder our election process.
    They say these investigations
    are rare,exactly what the intelligence community does when they happenpick up on suspicious activity, which they serve to remind us humans of the power ofdid. They say no one is above the natural forces of our planet.
    Lava
    law and if someone is breaking a law, they must investigate. Not only is it not illegal, the only thing that might spew fromFBI says, it's exactly the volcano. Experts tell usjob that agency is supposed to do. They first priority is to protect the eruption could "go ballistic"United States and shoot clouds of toxic gas, ash, and rocks as well as lava. While they're called rocks,that's what they could actually weigh as much as 8 tons!
    Keep your eye on
    were doing.
    The President is insisting that the Department of Justice find out exactly why his campaign was being looked at. Watch
    the news to follow the story of Kilauea.see what unfolds next.
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