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 NEWS BREAK

Program Content for September 17, 2014

Wednesday's News Break selects an article from Tuesday, September 16, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected story and answer the attached study questions. 

Mask that inspired Hawk logo may visit (By Jack Broom, Main, page A1

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary

  1. Before you read this article, as a class discuss what you think this story will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to make your predictions. Also discuss what clues the picture accompanying the article might give you.
  2. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

          

A.     campaign

B.     consulted

C.     culture

D.     depicts

E.     emblem

F.     estate

G.    generate

H.     insights

I.       inspiration

J.      native

K.     netted

L.      preliminary

M.    reveal

N.     resides

O.    speculation

 

 

1.      to show (something) plainly or clearly : to make (something that was hidden) able to be seen

2.      an object or picture used to suggest a thing that cannot be shown

3.      to produce or get (something) as the result of an effort

4.      to produce (something) or cause (something) to be produced

5.      to look for information in (something, such as a book or map)

6.      of or relating to a group of people who were living in an area (such as North America or Africa) when a new group of usually European people arrived

7.      coming before the main part of something

8.      the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time

9.      something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone

10.   to live in a particular place; to exist or be present

11.   the things left by someone who has died

12.   an understanding of the true nature of something

13.   ideas or guesses about something that is not known

14.   a series of activities designed to produce a particular result

15.   to show (someone or something) in a picture, painting, photograph, etc.

 

Comprehension

 

  1. How much money does the online campaign to bring the mask to the Burke Museum, as part of an eight-month exhibit, need to generate?

a)     $1,212

b)     $6,000

c)     $22,000

d)     None of the above.

  1. Where does the mask currently reside?
  2. How much are Seahawks fans being asked to donate apiece for the campaign and in honor of the team’s “12th Man”?
  3. Who helped set the search for the mask in motion last winter?
  4. What does the mask depict the face of?
  5. What do the two sides of the mask face swing open to reveal inside?
  6. The mask is believed to have been the ____________ for the Seahawk emblem. (Fill in the blank)
  7. While it is not known exactly who designed the logo, it is known that they _______ works on _______ art. (Fill in the blanks)
  8. The Seahawk emblem was designed by the NFL – true or false?
  9. Funds being raised to bring the mask to Seattle for the Burke Museum exhibit would not just be used to pack, ship, and insure it but to do what else?

  

Additional Activities/Questions

 

1.      Read the Burke Museum blog (from the links below) to learn more about the mask that inspired the Seahawk logo and to view additional photos of the mask, including the mask in its open position. http://burkemuseum.blogspot.com/2014/02/mask-that-likely-inspired-seahawks-logo.html

 

http://burkemuseum.blogspot.com/2014/01/in-search-of-true-inspiration-for.html#.Uu2u0s1b4jr

 

2.      Have your students research to find out more about the Kwakwaka’wakw native community and their culture and write down two facts they learned from their research.

 

http://www.firstnations.eu/fisheries/kwakwakawakw.htm

 

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kwakiutl/

 

 

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

Program Content for September 15, 2014

Sunday's News Break selects an article from Sunday, September 14, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected article and answer the attached study questions. Please remember to always preview the content of the article before sharing with your students.

Rafting thrills on the dam – free White Salmon River (By Zach Urness, NW Traveler, page I3).

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary  

  1. Before you read this article, as a class discuss what you think this story will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to make your predictions. Look at the photo accompanying the article. What is happening in the picture? Does it give you a clue as to what this article is about?
  2. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

 

A.    breached

B.    endangered

C.    floodplain

D.    gorge

E.    hazardous

F.    illusion

G.    landmark

H.    landscape

I.      outfitter

J.     plummet

K.    reservoir

L.     scenery

M.   tributary

 

 

1.     a deep, narrow area between hills or mountains

2.     a business that provides equipment, supplies, and often trained guides for activities such as hunting, hiking, etc.

3.     a usually artificial lake that is used to store a large supply of water for use in people's homes, in businesses, etc.

4.     to make a hole or opening in (something)

5.     a building or place that was important in history

6.     a stream that flows into a larger stream or river or into a lake

7.     involving risk or danger

8.     to fall suddenly straight down especially from a very high place

9.     used to describe a type of animal or plant that has become very rare and that could die out completely

10.  something that looks or seems different from what it is; something that is false or not real but that seems to be true or real

11.  a view of natural features (such as mountains, hills, valleys, etc.) that is pleasing to look at

12.  an area of low, flat land along a stream or river that may flood; an area of land built up from soil left by floods

13.  an area of land that has a particular quality or appearance

 

Comprehension Questions

  1. The Condit Dam was built in 1913 to provide what for local industry? 
  2. What year was the Condit Dam removed? (Multiple Choice)

a)     2010

b)     2012

c)     2014

  1. In 1996, what did the federal government demand that the dam’s owner, PacifiCorp install for endangered salmon and steelhead?
  2. What did PacifiCorp decide to do instead and why?
  3. With the removal of the dam, what did people with cabins along what was the once popular Northwest Reservoir see disappear?
  4. What did Zach Urness, the writer of this article, say had become historical landmarks?
  5. Zach Urness described the river as thundering through a collapsed lava tube for much of its journey, creating the illusion of rafting down a dark_________. (Multiple Choice)

a)     bowl

b)     closet

c)     hallway

  1. The White Salmon River is born from the snows of Mt. Rainier- true or false?
  2. A __________ is recommended for rafting trips, unless you’re boating with someone who knows the river or has a high degree of skill. (Fill in the blank)
  3. Explain one way that the lowest section of the White Salmon River has changed since the removal of the dam?

 

Additional Activities  

1.     Using the search function of the e-Edition, look for other articles about the restoration of habitat. Answer the following questions about the article you found: What animal(s) was affected by the restoration? How was the habitat restored?

2.     Watch the following time lapse video from National Geographic of the Condit Dam removal.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/us-condit-dam-breach-vin

 

News Break is posted to the Web on Wednesday and Friday. Please share this NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition for your class, please register on-line or call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 

Scavenger Hunt  

Sunday’s News Break challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, September 14, 2014 e-Edition of The Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.

 

1.      What fish did fisheries staff at Olympic National Park confirm had been spotted for the first time in more than a century in the upper reaches of the Elwha River? (NW Sunday)

2.      Where will the four Ta’ase brothers all be playing football this year? (Sports)

3.      What European country will vote on Thursday for or against independence from Britain? (Main)

4.      According to Assistance Dogs International, more than how many Americans use service dogs? (NW Arts & Life)

5.      What company did General Electric announce it was selling its appliances division to last week for $3.3 billion? (Business)

6.      How much did the number of tailgates stolen from pickup trucks increase by from 2012 to 2013? (NWAutos)

7.      What foundation announced it is giving $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa? (Main)

8.      How many separate colleges make up the University of Oxford?  (NW Traveler)

9.      What became the inspiration for Francois Nars “The Multiple”, the multiuse product that is one of his line’s best sellers? (Sunday Market)

10.   When did the SS Central America sink in a hurricane off the coast of South Carolina? In what year did Tommy Thompson find the sunken ship and the treasure it contained? (Main)

11.   What is the name of mortician Ken McKenzie’s new book? (NW Jobs)

12.   How many miles of cross-country ski trails does the town of Winthrop have a network of? (NW Traveler)

13.   On what day of the 5-day Seattle area forecast is the daytime high forecasted to be the highest? (NW Sunday)

14.   What UW redshirt freshman, a starting cornerback in the first two football games, is most likely out for the rest of the season due to breaking a bone in his ankle? (Sports)

   

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

Program Content for September 10, 2014

Wednesday's News Break selects an article from Tuesday, September 9, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected story and answer the attached study questions. 

 Schultz Foundation, Starbucks to fund youth job training (By Angel Gonzalez, Business, page A7

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary

  1. Look at the title of this article and then as a class, discuss the following questions. Have you ever participated in any type of job training before? What types of skills did you learn? What skills do you think would be beneficial for youth to learn in order to get a job?
  2. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

          

A.     aimed

B.     barista

C.     chaotic

D.     committing

E.     culinary

F.     curriculum

G.    initiative

H.     nonprofit

I.       obstacle

J.      reintegrate

K.     replicate

L.      roots

M.    sector

N.     stipend

O.    subsidize

  

1.      the courses that are taught by a school, college, etc.

2.      something that makes it difficult to do something

3.      in a state of complete confusion or disorder

4.      an area of an economy : a part of an economy that includes certain kinds of jobs

5.      not existing or done for the purpose of making money

6.      to repeat or copy (something) exactly

7.      to have a specified goal or purpose

8.      used in or relating to cooking

9.      to help someone or something pay for the costs of (something)

10.   to decide to use (a person, money, etc.) for some particular purpose or use

11.   the cause or source of something; the origin of something

12.   a plan or program that is intended to solve a problem

13.   a usually small amount of money that is paid regularly to someone

14.   someone who makes and serves coffee and coffee drinks to customers

15.   restore to unity; Restore to a position as a part fitting easily into a larger whole (such as a community)

 

Comprehension

 

  1. What are the Schultz Family Foundation and Starbucks, committing $3.4 million to do with the well-established Seattle program that trains at-risk youth as baristas?
  2. The program has its ______ in a project started in 2003 by Seattle nonprofits YouthCare and FareStart. (Fill in the blank)
  3. The program helps at-risk youth build skills that can land them a job in what job sector?

a)     Education

b)     Healthcare

c)     Retail

d)     None of the above.

  1. The program requires students to be working toward completing their ____________ education. (Fill in the blank)
  2. Students enrolled in the program get a stipend between $_____ to $_____ per hour.

a)     $5 to $7 per hour

b)     $7 to $10 per hour

c)     $10 to $12 per hour

  1. Students enrolled in the program can earn 4 semester hours of future college credit– true or false?
  2. The program is one of several initiatives by Starbucks geared to addressing the growing obstacles low-income workers face to gaining education and skills that would help them rise to the middle class. Describe one of the other programs, mentioned in the article, that Starbucks recently launched.
  3. According to the article, what has Starbucks been criticized for regarding its employees?
  4. What did Starbucks say between 70 and 80 percent of graduates from the program do?
  5. What was one of the skills that Sheri Shultz said the program teaches disadvantaged youth in order to be “job ready”?

 

Additional Activities/Questions  

1.      Have your students break into groups and make a list of job (career) skills using every letter of the alphabet (one skill for each letter). Then have students pick out one skill, for each student in their group, from their lists. Next, have each student give an example of how that skill would be useful and it what job it would be useful in.

2.      Have your students write down what job they would like to have someday and why. Then have students research to find out what education they would need and what skills they would need for that job. Research could include using the internet, library or interviewing someone in that field of work about their job.

 

 

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 

Program Content for September 8, 2014

Sunday's News Break selects an article from Sunday, September 7, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected article and answer the attached study questions. Please remember to always preview the content of the article before sharing with your students.

Chinese travelers lining up to blast off into outer space (By Cao Li, Main News, page A2).

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary  

  1. Before you read this article, as a class discuss what you think this story will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to make your predictions. Also discuss what clues the photo accompanying the article might give you.
  2. Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

 

A.    atmosphere

B.    attributed

C.    bemoaning

D.    bookings

E.    capitalized on

F.    captivated

G.    civilian

H.    cosmos

I.      decade

J.     feat

K.    incipient

L.     market

M.   segment

N.    suborbital

O.    transcendent

  

1.     an arrangement to have something (such as a room) held for your use at a later time

2.     an act or achievement that shows courage, strength, or skill

3.     a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force

4.     one of the parts into which something can be divided

5.     a period of 10 years

6.     a mass of gases that surround a planet or star

7.     (of a spacecraft) not in orbit; not achieving an altitude and velocity resulting in a ballistic trajectory circling the earth at least once.

8.     to use (something, such as an event or situation) in a way that helps you; to get an advantage from (something)

9.     beginning to develop or exist

10.  going beyond the limits of ordinary experience

11.  to say that (something) is because of (someone or something)

12.  the universe especially when it is understood as an ordered system

13.  an area (such as a country or part of a country) where a product or service can be sold

14.  to say that you are unhappy about (something); to complain about (something)

15.  to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.

 

Comprehension Questions

  1. How much did Shen, a tea trader from China, pay for a seat on a rocket that will carry him into space? 
  2. The voyages are being offered by XCOR Aerospace that plans to begin operating ________ flights late next year. (Fill in the blank with vocabulary word from above)
  3. How many mainland Chinese have purchased or made down payments for the voyages offered by XCOR Aerospace?

a)     More than 30

b)     More than 50

c)     More than 100

  1. The voyages offered by XCOR Aerospace first went on sale in China before they went on sale elsewhere - true or false?
  2. How many passengers does each flight carry?
  3. The first civilian that made the journey into space in 2001, was from what country?
  4. How much did the first civilian spend ($) to make the journey into space in 2001?
  5. What did Alex Tang, chief executive of XCOR Aerospace’s Asia operation attribute the Chinese passion for space travel to?
  6. Why are citizens from China and 22 other countries barred from traveling on Virgin Galactic spacecraft, another company offering space voyages?
  7. What must each passenger undergo before they are allowed to make the flight into space?

 

 

Additional Activities  

1.     If you had the means, how much would you be willing to pay to journey into space? Journal about what you think a trip to space would be like. What would you see? How would you feel?

2.     Take a look at a video animation of NASA’s space launch system, an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide new capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK4vwevIk7w  

News Break is posted to the Web on Wednesday and Friday. Please share this NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition for your class, please register on-line or call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

Scavenger Hunt  

Sunday’s News Break challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, September 7, 2014 e-Edition of The Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.

 

1.      What percent did the overall average rent in the University District for existing apartments increase by between spring 2013 and spring 2014? (NW Sunday)

2.      What is domoic acid? (Sports)

3.      What type of power represents less than a quarter of 1 percent of the U.S. electrical supply? (Main)

4.      What is the name of former Seattleite Stella Rose Saint Clair’s fashion line that she will be presenting during New York Fashion Week? (NW Arts & Life)

5.      In what year was the Burger King Company founded? (Business)

6.      How many limited edition T-shirts were created to celebrate the 2015 Ford Mustang? (NWAutos)

7.      What measure will Sierra Leone take this month in order to try and contain the spreading or the Ebola virus? (Main)

8.      Where in Paris are tepees free to reserve for children’s birthday parties?  (NW Traveler)

9.      What is featured on the “Storiarts by Tori Tissell Book Scarf”? (Sunday Market)

10.   When was the first civilian space tour and how much was paid by American billionaire Dennis Tito to join the Russian space mission that took him into space? (Main)

11.   What field of jobs dominated CareerCast’s annual ranking of the eight highest-paying jobs in the United States? (NW Jobs)

12.   What percent of seats on domestic flights did airlines sell so far this year, up from 81 percent five years ago? (NW Traveler)

13.   How many Western Washington tribes does the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission represent? (NW Sunday)

14.   How many big-league games has Mariners Endy Chavez played in over his 13-year career? (Sports)

   

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 


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