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Cultural & Global Issues: Social Networking

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

Article Name: The Power 'Like'
Source: Science News for Students 
Author: Alison Pearce Stevens
Date Published: October 17, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the impacts liking a photo can have on students perception of their peers?
Grade Level: 9.2

Article Name: Social Media: What's Not to Like?
Source: Science News for Students 
Author: Alison Pearce Stevens
Date Published: October 12, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the good and bad ways social media impacts teens?
Grade Level: 9.4

Article Name: Google helps its users weed through what's real and fake in online news
Source: ProCon.org via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1230)
Author: Weston Williams
Date Published: Last updated on April 13, 2017
Guiding Question: How is Google monitoring the spread of fake news?
Grade Level: 9

Article Name: Issue Overview: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?
Source: ProCon.org via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1230)
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on May 10, 2017
Guiding Question: Are social networking sites good for our society?
Grade Level: 9

Article Name: College recruiters take social media behavior seriously
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1140)
Author: Ralph D. Russo
Date Published: August 14, 2014
Guiding Question: Why are high schools monitoring student social media accounts?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing
Source: EdSurge
Author: Stephen Noonoo
Date Published: October 31, 2017
Guiding Question: How is one teacher using social media to teach his students better writing practices?
Grade Level: 10.5

Article Name: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on May 10, 2017
Guiding Question: Are social networking sites good for our society?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Put down that Cellphone! Study Finds Parents Distracted by Devices
Source: NBC News
Author: Brian Alexander
Date Published: March 10, 2014
Guiding Question: How is Technology impacting how involved parents are in their childrens' lives
Grade Level: 10.5

Article Name: Bills Would Curb Tracking of and Advertising to Children on Internet
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Cecilia Kang
Date Published: November 14, 2013
Guiding Question: How is the government reacting to the rise of social networks?
Grade Level: 10.6

Article Name: Facebook Makes Us Sadder and Less Satisfied, Study Finds
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Elise Hu
Date Published: August 20, 2013
Summary: What are the psychological effects of social media?
Grade Level: 10.6

Article Name: Social Networks: Thinking of the Children
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Linton Weeks
Date Published: July 11, 2011
Summary: What are the benefits of having children on social media sites?
Grade Level: 10.5

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Article Name: Migrants skilled in social media find a smoother road on their way West
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1010)
Author: Hamza Hendawi
Date Published: October 8, 2015
Guiding Question: How is social media helping migrants on their journey?
Grade Level: 7.4

Article Name: Colleges are watching your social media
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1010)
Author: Ralph D. Russo
Date Published: August 14, 2014
Guiding Question: Why are high schools monitoring student social media accounts?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: When Parents are the Ones Too Distracted by Devices 
Source: NPR
Author: Steve Henn 
Date Published: April 16, 2014
Guiding Question: What impact can social media have on children's relationships with their parents?
Grade Level: 8.2

Article Name: Study shows time away from screens helps kids improve their social skills
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 920)
Author: Deborah Netburn
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Guiding Question: Can a week without screens improve your social skills?
Grade Level: 8.2

Article Name: To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It's Time To Unblock Social Media
Source: Ed Surge
Author: Jenny Abamu
Date Published: October 12, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the benefits to allowing social media in the classroom?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: Can Parents' Tech Obsessions Contribute to a Child's Bad Behavior
Source: Science Daily
Author: N/A
Date Published: May 24, 2017
Guiding Question: Does a parent's technology dependence impact their child's behavior?
Grade Level: 14.9

Article Name: Issue Overview: Are social networking sites good for our society?
Source: ProCon.org via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1230)
Author: N/A
Date Published: November 29, 2016
Guiding Question: Are social networking sites doing more harm than good?
Grade Level: 11.0

Article Name: Survey: Young Adult do Consume News, in Their Own Way
Source: Associated Press
Author: N/A
Date Published: March 16, 2015
Guiding Question: How is socila media affecting how millenials get news?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: For th First Time, Social Media is Included in the Transfer of Presidential Power
Source: Smithsonian Tween Tribune 
Author: Michael R. Sisak
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Guiding Question: How has social media had a role in the transfer of presidential power?
Grade Level: 11.2