Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Week In Numbers Could Be a Good Way to Get Students to Ask About the News

Go Figure: The Week In Numbers is a weekly feature on the BBC News Magazine Monitor. Similar in nature to the Week in Pictures, Go Figure: The Week In Numbers highlights interesting statistics from news stories. The statistics are presented with interesting pictures or drawings as backgrounds. Each statistic is linked to a corresponding news article.

Applications for Education
Getting students interested in reading news articles is one of the challenges that social studies teachers often face. I have found that visual prompts like those found in The Week In Numbers and The Week In Pictures can often be good for sparking students' curiosities about news articles.