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Today on Channel One News:

  • California Wildfires Destroy Nearly 500 Homes
  • President Obama Announces New Plan for College Loans
  • European Leaders Meet About Migrant Crisis
  • Migrant and Refugee Crisis, Part 2: One Family Spends Millions to Help the Refugees
  • Students Use A Slinky to Build a Seismometer

Classroom Discussion Prompts:

  • Which images and details in the segment help you understand the severity of the wildfires? What could help stop the wildfires?
  • Where did President Obama announce the change to the FAFSA process? Why do you think he chose that venue? What might students do differently because of the change to the process?
  • The leaders failed to agree on a plan for settling the migrants. How might that have caused the countries to create tougher restrictions?
  • How do you deal with the knowledge that people are suffering in Syria and around the world? Do you feel that there is anything you can or should do to help?
  • Do you think the program will be successful in its goal of getting young people interested in science? Why or why not?


  • affordable (adjective): inexpensive; at a price you can afford
  • Heard on the Air: “It is all part of President Obama’s plan to make college more affordable.”
  • temporarily (adverb): done in a temporary way; not permanent
  • Heard on the Air: “Germany…is temporarily introducing border controls.”
  • migrate (verb) to move from one country to settle in another
  • Heard on the Air: “My mom is from Italy, my Dad is from America. We migrated to Malta.”
  • network (noun) a system of connected things
  • Heard on the Air: “They used Slinkys to build a network of seismometers.”

Happening Now at Channel One News:

Channel One Daily News Quiz:

1. What has been a major contributor to the severity of the wildfires?

a. years of drought

b. a lack of firefighters

c. carelessness with campfires

d. new buildings built with wood


2. Which of the following is the most likely outcome based on the change to the FAFSA process?

a. A student decides to major in biology.

b. A student decides to go to a less expensive college.

c. A student decides to apply to 10 additional colleges.

d. A student decides to take both the SATs and the ACTs.


3. Which country does the segment imply is being the most restrictive about letting in migrants?

a. Syria

b. Sweden

c. Hungary

d. Germany


4. How many migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2015?

a. about 100

b. about 1,000

c. about 2,000

d. more than 2,500


5. Which quality best allows the slinky to work as a part in a seismometer?

a. It is round.

b. It feels smooth.

c. It shakes easily.

d. It is made of metal.


1. a;  2. b;  3. c;  4. d;  5. c

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