Newsy lessons

07-Jul-2010

MEC Training Coordinator, Sarah Milligan, writes:

Newsy is a website which contains news videos summarising topics that have been recently covered in the media. Each video has a presenter who talks about the event, shows footage, quotes and plays audio of other people’s opinions of the event. The videos are all under 3 minutes and include a transcript.

These would work perfectly alongside a MEC News Item. For example this week’s News Item is on Rural Tibetans dependent on ‘fungal gold’ and the videos below are also on the similar topic.

Send your students a web link to the video and a bookmark to the news item so they can watch and read them before their next lesson. News Items have discussion questions at the bottom and the presenters in the videos also ask the viewer what they think about the event. Ask your students to prepare their answers for a class discussion.

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