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COUNTRY IN THE HEADLINES
            Teachers' Guide          

 

 Name of project
 Country in the Headlines.
 Number of 
 Lessons:
 
 4

 

 
 





 Targeted Unit 
 Benchmark/s 
 Access to Information
 Pupils obtain and use information 
 from different sources that include 
 longer oral and written texts in more
 complex language that deal with less
 familiar topics.
 Desired Outcome	
 Pupils will become familiar
 with the genre of online
 newspapers.
 They will be able to
 find and post specific
 information from online
 newsletters that will provide
 them with a better
 understanding of the text.
 Pupils will find specific
 information in  a long text.
 Pupils will decide what 
 information will provide them
 with a better understanding
 of a topic.
 Pupils will fill in an on-line
 chart and post it for viewing.
 Assessment
 Tools
   Checklist
 Resources
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
wp-dyn/world/


http://www.nytimes.com/pages/ world/text/index.html http://www.heraldtribune.com/ INDEX1.HTM
 On-line versions of daily
 newspapers.
 Sites providing maps and
 "almanac"-like information 
 on countries all over the
 world.

Project Description

Principles

 Lesson 1 

 The purpose of this preliminary task is
 to familiarize pupils with the form of
 headlines and to make sure they are
 familiar with a map of the world.

1) Teacher brings local newspaper
     and world map to class or asks
     pupils to open local on-line
     newspapers.
   
          URL's for local on-line papers:
     http://www.jpost.com/
     http://www.haaretzdaily.com/

2) Pupils scan the headlines
    picking out countries
    mentioned. This can be done as
    a competition - see who picks out
    most countries from news.

3) Pupils are asked to download
    and print a world map. They must
    then locate the countries they 
    found in the news and underline
    or copy their names onto
    map.
     To download a world map, 
     click here   
 Teacher activates 
 and  builds on
 pupils' prior 
 knowledge.

 
Lesson 2
1) Pupils open the appropriate Web
    pages looking for other countries
    in the headlines.

2) Pupils find countries mentioned
    in more than one on-line paper.
 Use the language
 as  a means of
 gaining information
 in other  areas.
 
3) Guided by the checklist on the 
     assessment page, pupils look 
     for facts that will give them more 
     information about the country
      chosen.
 4) Pupils copy and paste facts into
      on-line chart.
 5) Pupils post their files on Ktav
     Net for on-line viewing .
 
 http://emagazine.ort.org.il/.

 If you wish to administer the
 Ktav Net e-magazine yourself,
 please contact the webmaster by
 e-mail at mkram@ort.org.il


 For more information on opening
 and maintaining a site on the
 Ktav Net help
 Pupils feel 
 challenged within
 the range of their
 possible 
 performance
 
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