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Today on Channel One News:

  • European Foreign Ministers Hold Anti-Terrorism Meeting
  • 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record
  • Free Ticket Program for “Selma” Expands to Major Cities
  • Texting Can Lead to Neck and Back Pain

Classroom Discussion Prompts:

  • What recent events prompted the meeting of the European foreign ministers? What are they hoping to avoid? What do they think is one way to help solve the problem?
  • What do scientists say caused the Earth’s surface to warm? What are some of the effects of the warming?
  • Why do you think businesses and organizations worked to provide free tickets to “Selma” for students? Why might it be important to understand the events of that time?
  • What is “bad smart phone posture”? How can it cause neck and back pain? Will you change your habits to avoid neck and back pain? What will you do differently? Why?


  • climate (noun): the typical weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
  • Heard on the Air: “It is very clear that the weather and climate that you’ve grown up with is not going to be the weather and climate that you’re going to experience.”
  • register (verb): to officially sign up for something
  • Heard on the Air: “Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination, African Americans and others faced discrimination and even violence when trying to register to vote.”
  • degenerate (verb): to fall below a normal, healthy state of existence
  • Heard on the Air: “We are so automated now and always in specific postures for all day long that we are developing more and more degenerative change in the spine.”

Happening Now at Channel One News:

Channel One Daily News Quiz:

1. What did the European foreign ministers call for?

a. the closing of all embassies

b. an increased police presence

c. harsher punishments for terrorists

d. an anti-terror partnership with Arab countries


2. What did the report say is warmer then ever before?

a. every ocean

b. some deserts

c. the largest glacier

d. greenhouse gas emissions


3. The purpose of the march to Selma was to draw attention to _____.

a. job discrimination

b. segregated public schools

c. mandatory sentencing laws

d. the lack of voting rights for African Americans


4. Who does the film mostly focus on?

a. Martin Luther King, Jr.

b. police who tried to stop the march

c. teenagers who participated in the march

d. African Americans trying to vote before the march


5. How can someone avoid neck and back pain?

a. Sleep more.

b. Avoid hunching over.

c. Work only on a cell phone.

d. Stay in the same position for long periods of time.


1. d;  2. a;  3. d;  4. a;  5. b

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