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Cultural & Global Issues: Drones

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Pakistan Says Drones Killed Far Fewer Civilians Than Thought
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Scott Neuman
Date Published: October 30, 2013
Guiding Question: How much damage have U.S. drone strikes caused?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Drone Strikes Killing More Civilians Than U.S. Admits, Human Rights Groups Say
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Craig Whitlock
Date Published: October 22, 2013
Guiding Question: How should the U.S. government be held accountable for drone strikes?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: Issue Overview: Drone Warfare 
Source: via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1070)
Author: N/A
Date Published: June 27, 2017
Guiding Question: How are drones being used in warfare?
Grade Level: 9.7

Article Name: Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on April 29, 2015
Guiding Question: What role should drone strikes play in the War on Terror?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: FBI Director Says Agency Is Using Drones Over The U.S.
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Eyder Peralta
Date Published: June 19, 2013
Guiding Question: How should drones be used domestically by U.S. law enforcement?
Grade Level: 10.0

Article Name: Drones to Ferry People Around are Being Developed and Are Not Far Off 
Source: Scientific American via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1060)
Author: Jeremy Hsu
Date Published: March 24, 2017
Guiding Question: Are passenger drones a viable transportation source?
Grade Level: 10.5

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Article Name: More farmers are using drones to help tend to the crops
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff. Version 940)
Author: Rick Barrett
Date Published: October 20, 2015
Guiding Question: How can drones benefit crop needs?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Opinion: With more drones in the world, laws need to keep up
Source: Project Syndicate via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 830)
Author: Rachel Finn and David Wright
Date Published: November 20, 2015
Guiding Question: Are drones with cameras useful or dangerous?
Grade Level: 7.0

Article Name: Drones May Bring Medical Help to Seriously Injured People 
Source: Baltimore Sun via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 880)
Author: Meridith Cohn
Date Published: January 13, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the pros and cons to using drones to bring medical help to injured people?
Grade Level: 7.6

Article Name: Hospitals could soon use drones to deliver life-saving medical supplies
Source: Baltimore Sun via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1200)
Author: Meredith Cohn
Date Published: January 13, 2017
Guiding Question: What are the privacy concerns over use of drones to deliver medical supplies?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Insurers, filmmakers, football teams all want their own drones
Source: CQ Roll Call via Newsela
Author: Rob Margetta
Date Published: October 21, 2014
Guiding Question: What unconventional and new uses are being proposed for drones?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Issue Overview: Drone Laws
Source: Bloomberg via Newsela 
Author: Alan Levin
Date Published: October 13, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the issues keeping drones from widespread domestic use?
Grade Level: 11.5