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Sun Oct 19, 2014, 05:26 PM

6. That is a news story taken for a classroom exercise in reading comprehension/analysis

Here's the direct link:
http://www.mtv.com/news/1905299/what-is-isis-caliphate-james-foley/

It's probably chosen because of grade reading level. I don't think this is weird. If the kids watch the news or read papers, they know what's going on. My fifth and sixth grade teachers had us read a certain number of newspaper articles and comment on them. That was decades ago, but my impression is that kids are much more aware than they were then.

Kids are exposed to this stuff. Teaching them to THINK about their exposure to this stuff and analyze what they are exposed to is a valid exercise.



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