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Discover News-O-Matic: Your Social Studies Sidekick!

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Are you looking for engaging ways to elevate and enhance your social studies curriculum? Look no further! News-O-Matic is excited to announce our upcoming 20-Minute Summer Webinar Series, designed to help educators make the most of our authentic and relevant news articles. Join us on Wednesdays at 1 pm EST, beginning June 21st. Each week will explore various social studies topics and demonstrate how to use News-O-Matic’s engaging nonfiction texts to enrich your lesson plans and support student learning across all grade levels.

During the webinar, we'll showcase News-O-Matic's exceptional features and how they can be incorporated into best teaching practices. We’ll take a look at selecting relevant articles, engaging in pre-reading activities, and the benefits of guided discussions using News-O-Matic's discussion prompts. We'll also highlight the importance of media literacy, citing sources, and connecting articles to students' lives and communities. You'll walk away with concrete examples, aligned with national and state standards.

Week 1: Civic and Political Institutions

June 21st 2023

1:00 – 1:30 EST

Join us on June 21st as we embark on a journey through the integral world of civic and political institutions. Experience the transformative impact of News-O-Matic's carefully curated articles and units, empowering educators to effectively teach students about government officials, the purpose of rules and laws, and the importance of civic participation.

Week 2: Economics

June 28th 2023

1:00 – 1:30 EST

Looking to make economics exciting and accessible for your students? Learn how to engage your students with articles covering goods, services, money, markets, banks, costs, unemployment, interest rates, and the global economy. With News-O-Matic, you'll be equipped with the tools to make economics come alive in your classroom.

Week 3: Geography

July 12th 2023

1:00 – 1:30 EST

Tired of hearing “I’m bored” when teaching geography? Then you will want to join this webinar to discover how teachers are using News-O-Matic to not just “teach” geography but to experience the world around us. By incorporating maps, graphics, and other multimedia into every News-O-Matic article, students can explore the characteristics of places, and understand how human activities impact regions. We will also cover topics such as human migration, environmental changes, settlers, catastrophic events, and the distribution of goods on a global scale.

Week 4: History

July 19th 2023

1:00 – 1:30 EST

Thought News-O-Matic was just used for teaching current events? Well, think again! Learn how approaching history through News-O-Matic’s articles can revolutionize the way students think about the past and the future. Students will uncover different perspectives, learn to evaluate sources, and comprehend the causes and effects of historical events in an effort to increase awareness of their place in society.

Week 5: Culture

August 2nd 2023

We'll wrap up our webinar series on August 2nd by celebrating cultural heritage. Discover how News-O-Matic can help you teach your students about the rich tapestry of cultures around the world. Explore traditions, customs, and the significance of cultural heritage in fostering global understanding and appreciation.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to revolutionize your social studies curriculum with News-O-Matic! Join our 20-Minute Summer Webinar Series, starting on June 21st, and become acquainted with the wealth of resources at your disposal. We appreciate your participation and look forward to connecting with you soon.



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