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Today on Channel One News:

  • Seven World Soccer Officials Arrested for Taking Bribes
  • Heat Wave Kills at Least 1,000 People in India
  • Rain Still Falling on Texas
  • New Report: Number of Hungry People Worldwide Drops to 795 Million
  • National Parks, Part 3: A Look at Biscayne National Park

Classroom Discussion Prompts:

  • How does the corruption scandal tarnish the reputation of FIFA? Support your response with evidence from the segment.
  • Which details in the segment help explain why the heat wave has been so deadly? How are some people trying to stay safe during the heat wave?
  • What are some likely steps residents and government officials will have to take to clean up damage from the flooding and prevent additional damage?
  • Based on what you heard and saw, why has the number of hungry people dropped?
  • What could happen if the mangroves and the coral reefs were to disappear entirely? What are scientists doing to protect the ecosystem of Biscayne National Park?


  • charge (verb): to officially accuse someone of a crime
  • Heard on the Air: “Several others have also been charged in connection to the  investigation.”
  • avoid (verb): to try to not do something; to stay away from
  • Heard on the Air: “People are being urged to drink water and avoid going outdoors during the hottest hours of the day.”
  • sediment (noun): material such as stones or sand deposited by wind, water or glaciers
  • Heard on the Air: “These mangroves with all of their root system hold down the sediment.”

Happening Now at Channel One News:

  • Send your students to ChannelOne.com to learn more about the FIFA scandal.
  • Extend your students’ learning from today’s show by having them read our post about hunger and stunted growth.
  • Have your students check out our slideshow exploring Biscayne National Park.
  • Graduation season is here! Prep your students by having them take our graduation trivia quiz.

Channel One Daily News Quiz:

1. Based on what you heard and saw, what can you reasonably infer?

a. All FIFA officials are involved in the scandal.

b. FIFA’s president knew nothing about the bribes and kickbacks.

c. Investigators have identified all of those who accepted bribes and kickbacks.

d. Investigators suspect that bribery led to Russia being awarded the 2018 World Cup.


2. Why does the India segment include the following detail?

“Only one third of those have access to electricity and air conditioners.”

a. to suggest that the heat wave will end soon

b. to illustrate how most people are escaping the heat

c. to help explain why the heat wave has been so deadly

d. to support claims about how to stay safe in the heat wave


3. According to the segment, what is a concern in Texas?

a. a dam could break

b. a volcano could erupt

c. a mudslide could occur

d. a sinkhole could appear


4. According to the segment, parts of which area still face food shortages?

a. Asia

b. Africa

c. the Caribbean

d. Latin America


5. How much of Biscayne National Park is underwater?

a. 25 percent

b. 50 percent

c. 95 percent

d. 100 percent


1. d;  2. c;  3. a;  4. b;  5. c

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