This summer as you enjoy some rest and relaxation, or a nice jog in the park, we want to suggest some great stories for you to listen to. We’ve devised a list of stories that we find interesting, relevant, and thought provoking, and thought you would too. We also added a few stories that might be a little different from what you are teaching during the school year. Summer listening is a good time to stray from the curriculum and learn while exploring other fun stories.
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Get ready to start listening to some really cool local and national public radio stories.
Your Summer 2016 Listening List- Enjoy!
The most popular story about voting:
Voter fraud and corruption in Ancient Athens
The most interesting story involving camels:
Political upheaval is hurting tourism in Egypt
The most heated debate:
Are Kids Too Stressed Today?
The most exciting new discovery story:
A New Human-like Species found in a South African Cave
The most socially conscientious story about the environment:
Why do bees keep declining at alarming rates?
The most controversial story about growing up:
Is there an age that is too young to get married?
The most relevant story about bullying in the rise of the technology age:
A new app that helps address cyberbullying
The most thought provoking story about privacy:
Does putting a GPS monitoring device on the car of suspected criminals violate their privacy?
The most powerful story about culture
An independent woman explores what it means to belong to two separate cultures
The most critical global warming story
Who is in charge of preserving the Amazon rainforest, also known as “the lungs of the world”?
The most motivational story of one girl making a difference in the world
Why we need more diverse representations of people in our children’s books
Lessons to Explore as You Think About Back-to-School:
- How much energy is in a cheese curl?
- Beware the embryo of a sand shark…A sand shark’s survival begins in the womb.
- Hear from eyewitnesses at Kennedy’s Assassination
- What happened at the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906? Hear how the century old riot was covered up.
- Jacqueline Woodson talks about her experience of segregation of race and religion, and how her experiences are often similar to students who she talks with today.
- Resettlement isn’t easy for someone coming to a new country. Listen to one immigrant’s experience.
If you have favorite stories you don’t see here share with us on twitter @Listenwiselearn and join the conversation #summerlistening.
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