Helping Students Find Their Stake in the News
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To review, sometimes students write a story using as many of the terms as they can, and other times they create mnemonic devices to help them remember the terms. Some students considered the first headline too "uncertain" to delve into very much. A clip that a number of students have recommended over the past several years is Adam Ruins Everything's "Why the Electoral College Ruins Democracy". In a highly visual and irreverent way, the five-minute video explains how population gives states sometimes unequal representation in the college—offering a taste of politics, in the past, has piqued students' interest enough to learn more about the system. The students knew about the events from their parents and especially from the "Je Suis Charlie" iconography lighting up their social media accounts. Old standbys like the satirical newspaper The Onion are incredibly popular among some middle schoolers, especially boys with a particularly sardonic sense of humor who have passed along articles over the years.