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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: 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: 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: 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

Below Grade 9.0

Above Grade 10.9

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

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