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Cultural & Global Issues: Violent Video Games


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

Article Name: It's A Duel: How Do Violent Video Games Affect Kids?
Source: National Public Radio
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Date Published: July 7, 2011
Guiding Question: How do video games impact youth?
Grade Level: 9.6

Article Name: Game On! New Study Says Video Games Could be Good for You
Source: Chicago Tribune via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Verion 1020)
Author: John Keilman
Date Published: February 4, 2015
Guiding Question: What are some of the benefits to video gaming that are now being found?
Grade Level: 9.6

Article Name: Do Violent Video Games Cause Violence?
Source: Huffington Post 
Author: Zac Thompson
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Guiding Question: What conclusion did researchers come to after a long term study on the link between video games and violence?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Video Games Lead to Violence in Children
Source: Northwest Missourian 
Author: Jack Young
Date Published: April 11, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the problems with violent video games?
Grade Level: 10.4

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Article Name: Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?
Source:National Public Radio
Author: Sami Yenigun
Date Published: Updated February 12, 2013
Guiding Question: How do violent video games affect us?
Grade Level: 8.7

Article Name: Issue Overview: Do Video Games Cause Violence?
Source: via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 880)
Author: N/A
Date Published: November 28, 2016
Guiding Question: Have researchers been able to link violent actions by gamers to violent videogames?
Grade Level: 8.4

Article Name: Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on September 23, 2015
Guiding Question: How does violence in video games affect youth?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: Violent Video Games Leave Teens 'Morally Immature'
Source:BBC News
Author: Sean Coughlan
Date Published: February 6, 2014
Guiding Question: How does violence in video games affect youth?
Grade Level: 11.4

Article Name: Video Game Industry Pushes Ratings Education Amid Debate About Violence
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Hayley Tsukayama
Date Published: March 13, 2013
Guiding Question: How effective are video game ratings at conveying game content?
Grade Level: 11.0

Article Name: Teens, Video Games and Civics
Source: Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
Author: Amanda Lenhart, Jospeh Kahne, Ellen Middaugh, Alexndria Macgil, Chris Evans and Jessica Vitak
Date Published: September 16, 2008
Guiding Question: How can video games increase civic involvement among teens?
Grade Level: 12.9