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National Parks

US National Parcs. Three online tours featuring American National Parks, Yellowstone and Yellowstone Geysers. View more than 200 pictures and more than 65 video clips. Beautiful pictures

Color Landform atlas of the US. For each state, you'll find a shaded relief map, a County map, a satellite image, a post-scrip map and useful external links for further information. All national parks are included.

Going Places. Interactive maps, "virtual tours" and photographs: Sydney, NY, Miami Beach, Santa Fe, Yellowstone, South Africa...

Panoramas. Virtual Guidebooks.

 

News / The Press

BBC Radio 1: Podcasts about cinema, music and entertainment. Level: advanced to fluent.

News for students. (grades 6-12) CNN Newsroom.

ABCNews4Kids Find out what's happening around the corner, around the country and around the world. Also check out the Archive section for more news stories. An excellent resource!

  The Press: a list of resources by Michelle Henry (académie de Metz)

BBC World Service

  1. BBC Radio and television News: The BBC News site has excellent radio and television news coverage plus supplementary video recordings and concise texts for reading and listening comprehension.

  2. BBC Listen Again: This is an excellent resource for listening skills development and also for project research.

  3. BBC Learning English pages: BBC Learning English has quizzes, listening comprehensions, reading exercises with vocabulary building activities and even a short business English skills course. There is a useful archives section.

News Stories (KXTV archived stories) presented with exercises: Vocabulary, Sequencing, Select a Word, Multiple Choice, Drawing conclusions, Show and Tell.  Each KXTV news story has a video clip of the original news cast. Every page - from the news report and story of news event through all of the lesson activities - have a recording of all of the content on the page for those who want to hear what they are reading. An excellent site.

News Quiz Students will be asked 5 questions. Each question has 4 possible answers. If they're correct, they'll get 10 points. If they're incorrect, they'll get another try. If they're correct on their second try, they'll get 5 points. If they're incorrect, they'll be given the answer and will be able to move on to the next question.

Headlines. From more than 320 newspaper, broadcast and online sources.
For upper-intermediate to advanced students.


More headlines. From over 1500 sources!

News and Sports. Easy to understand and adapted to 11-16 year-olds. Also check out News Search for a nice word search involving words from recent articles.

Online  US Media Directory

Searchable Newspaper Archives

World Press Institute. Links to Web sites that may be helpful in researching articles. Journalism tools, US journalism organisations, government organizations for international information, sources of international news, press freedom groups... Click "Links".

MediaChannel.org is a nonprofit, public interest Web site dedicated to global media issues. MediaChannel offers news, reports and commentary from our international network of media-issues organizations and publications, as well as original features from contributors and staff. Resources include thematic special reports, action toolkits, forums for discussion, an indexed directory of hundreds of affiliated groups and a search engine constituting the single largest online media-issues database. MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small. MediaChannel exists to provide information and diverse perspectives and inspire debate, collaboration, action and citizen engagement.

Facts Behind the News.

USA Today.

World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks 09/11/2001 Rescue and Recovery, Missing, Investigation, Bin Laden, Retaliation, Victims, America's Voice, Day of  Terror from CNN.

Electronic Telegraph Front Page. For advanced students.

The Media History Project.
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Monthly Reviews: the Origins of Inca Sky Watching, Printing, Propaganda and MLK, the Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France, History of Credit Cards, Cecil B. De Mille, women screenwritters…
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Documentary Educational Resources: D.E.R is a producer and distributor of anthropology/ ethnology films and videos. Film research by Title, Geographic Area, Subject, Filmmaker.
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Photographs.
  
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Browse the past TIME LINE: browse key-events in media history by era, century or decade.

  How a Newspaper Works A behind-the-scene look at the increasingly complex business of running a newspaper, using the Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C as a real-world example. For upper-intermediate to advanced students.
Other categories available: Computers and Internet, Engines and Automotive, Electronics and Telecom, Sciences and Technology, Aviation and Transportation, Body and Health, Living and Entertainment, Around the House, Machines… 

INK Tips-Newspaper to invent. Interactive News for Kids (INK) is a joint exercise which is a web-based set of tools that allows students to author, produce and publish their own online news publication. Each student is assigned a role in the creation of the newspaper and gets individual instruction as to the way he/she must perform it.

Universe Today. Space News from around the Internet. Click Space Links to go to the "Space Link Directory".

The Time Warner Pathfinder. A superb choice of online features, latest news, 20th century important people, links to other media (Time Magazine for kids)

Time for Kids and magazines (TFK Archives)

 


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