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This is specifically a question for HS Social Studies/History teachers...

How do you handle covering news and current events in classroom discussions? Do you integrate and tie-in with lesson plans, and have students review what's going on in the news outside class?

I'm asking because I send a daily news "Textletter" to hundreds of HS and college kids. We summarize the important news to catch you up on the world, and distribute it via SMS (like an email newsletter....but via text message). The news we choose is summarized clearly and simply, without bias, and only what's relevant to the age group.

I'm wondering if there's a place for it in classrooms...and a way for it to become interactive and learnable for students. The underlying software if like Mailchimp-meets-Wordpress for texting.

Any thoughts/interest?

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