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Today on Channel One News:

  • Wildfires in Oklahoma Force 1,000 Residents to Evacuate
  • SCOTUS Rules Prayer Allowed at Government Meetings
  • Polio Outbreaks Reported in at Least Ten Countries
  • Bullied Students 31 Times More Likely to Carry Weapons
  • Ten Students Awarded Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Classroom Discussion Prompts:

  • How does a controlled burn differ from a wildfire? What precautions should be put in place to keep controlled burns under control?
  • Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision on prayer? Why or why not?
  • How might the conditions of war and conflict lead to polio outbreaks?
  • How big a problem is bullying in your school? What do you think are the best ways to reduce bullying?
  • In what ways does volunteering help a community? What does a volunteer gain from volunteering?


  • outbreak (noun): a rise in the number of people afflicted with a certain disease that is far greater than what is expected for an area
  • Heard on the Air: “At least ten countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa have reported polio outbreaks.”
  • traumatized (adjective): made to suffer from long-lasting shock and emotional problems because of abuse
  • Heard on the Air: “This is a group that’s not only traumatized psychologically and they worry for themselves physically, but they also pose a threat to the rest of the student body.”
  • fathom (verb): to understand or imagine something
  • Heard on the Air: “You will scale to such heights that my generation, we can’t even fathom what you are going to do.”

Happening Now at Channel One News:

  • Our EdTech blogger explains how to turn students into makers with the power of 3D printers.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday this week, Channel One News will be running a two-part series on competitive young athletes and what supplements might be doing to their health. Turn to ChannelOne.com for more on this story.

Channel One News Quiz:

1. What made it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire in Oklahoma?

a. controlled burns

b. lack of equipment

c. low temperatures

d. drought conditions


2. Why did the Supreme Court rule that government meetings can open with a prayer?

a. An opening prayer is usually very short.

b. An opening prayer always includes other religions.

c. An opening prayer is a part of our nation’s tradition.

d. An opening prayer is only said at town council meetings.


3. How many countries reported polio outbreaks in 2013?

a. two

b. fewer than five

c. at least ten

d. over forty


4. What do recent studies show about bullying?

a. Bullying is on the rise.

b. Bullying is at its lowest level.

c. Bullying always leads to violence.

d. Bullying has little effect on students.


5. What do the Prudential Spirit Awards honor?

a. fiction writing

b. community service

c. scientific achievement

d. sports accomplishments

1. d;  2. c;  3. c;  4. a;  5. b

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