Reading the Monday Morning News

This morning’s Washington Post gave me a chance to make a 7-minute screen cast of how students at Triangle Learning Community middle school would use a news article as an opportunity to learn about the world. We would also look at surrounding news articles — and even at the ads we’re forced to watch along the way. In the video below there’s an ad for rebuilding New Orleans, which gives us an opportunity to find out what students know about Hurricane Katrina.

At TLC middle school, the content of our curriculum will develop in response to what students want to know and in response to what’s going on in the world. The constant is a high level of rigor and constant skill development as we read more sophisticated articles and expand our world view over the three years we read and discuss the morning’s news.

I’d *love* any responses to this video — please leave responses in the comments section.


About Steve Goldberg

I teach students at Research Triangle High School (RTHS) about US History. RTHS is a public charter school in Durham, NC, whose mission is to incubate, prove and scale innovative models of teaching and learning. The blog posts here reflect my own personal views and not those of my employer.
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One Response to Reading the Monday Morning News

  1. Bo Adams says:

    “Everything is fodder for TLC.” I love this! I appreciate that you transform our patterns of reading, surfing, exploring into purposeful intention for learning our world. Through empathy, we can build a better world. Thanks for all you are doing!

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