Thursday, February 2, 2012

Following the news these days? If not, you should.....

I'm wondering how many students follow the news these days. In the 1960s when I was growing up, everyone watched the nightly news--a 30 minute broadcast on NBC, ABC, and CBS that kept us informed of the major happenings of the time. Since there were no tweets, blogs, facebooks, or websites to distract our attention, the nightly news and newspapers were what we had. And we watched/read them!

Now I'm concerned that students, who have so much competition for their time, are not staying abreast of what we all need to know.

I often make comparisons in class between what's happened before and what's happening today, so in the interest of encouraging all of you to stay abreast of world and US headlines, here are a couple of weblinks that you might want to consider making part of your daily routine.

I am not endorsing any of these news headlines sources, nor any of their advertisers, but I hope that some of what they list will be of interest to you.

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