Thursday, December 19, 2013

Learning with Common Core Standards Thanks to #channelonenews @ChannelOneNews

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Channel One News. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Mary has been home-schooled for two years now and right now we're getting to the point of making her lessons more in depth. We learn at her pace though because something I never liked about school was that if you were lost, the teacher still had to go ahead the next day to keep up with her schedule. But I make Mary's schedule so I make sure that she understands what we are doing before moving ahead. 

One of the things we've been learning a lot about is history, especially in our area so with the help of Channel One News, we were able to start a nice lesson on Gettysburg with their video below.


Did you know that Channel One News has a video library which includes written transcripts of their videos? They are also all aligned to CCSS so even if your kids are in public school you can still help teach them about the news at home in a way they will already understand.

Here is just a short excerpt from the video about Gettysburg above:
Maggie: It is Geo Week, where we get to see if you can guess where in the world is Channel One! We are throwing it over to Tom Hanson who is going to put your geography skills to the test with a story about an important anniversary today.
Overall thanks to Channel One News, I've been able to add the news into Mary's lessons because she understands the dialogue and it keeps her interested.

If you've never tried sharing the news with your kids or don't even know where to start, then check out Channel One News and register as a parent. Make sure to choose "parent" in the drop down  so you can get to the home use section when you login!

17 comments:

  1. I was home schooled for a long time and because of it I was more advanced when I actually did start going to school; just sucks that you don't make much friends and can develop you to be quite shy.

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  2. I remember watching Channel 1 when I was in school. I'm glad to see it's still around.

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  3. I used to watch ChannelOne news in school! :) I LOVED it!! I felt like it was a great way to teach us!! :)

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  4. This is great and useful for parents who homeschool their children, or even if you just want to teach your children something new.

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  5. So important to have our children involved in the news! Love that they have history - I am a huge history buff! I want my children to appreciate it too

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  6. Congrats on homeschool. I would love to do that for my children but due to work and my lack of patience I could never do it!

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  7. That's a great tool for teaching. I will send it to my SIL to see if she can use it for her classroom.

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  8. I used to love history as well and learning about your local history is amazing to think that all of that happened where you now walk. Amazing x

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  9. thanks for the info, i could try this while im homeschooling

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  10. Pretty cool stuff. I'm sure a lot of parents will find this post useful.

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  11. wonderful tool for teaching!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  12. Thank you for sharing this, I am starting to home school my youngest - he is 4. I am fed up with the school system and now need to learn to do it myself. I will go sign up.

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  13. My kids love watching shows about evolution and history. This would also help me provide answers to my children when they come to read about something that happened in the past.

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  14. This really takes me back! I used to watch Channel One News in middle school and high school before homeroom. The school would broadcast it to our homeroom tv. I loved it and can't believe they are still around! That's wonderful to hear!

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  15. Wow! You must have a lot a patience. I'm trying to teach my 6 months old sign language and i'm honestly ready to give up. I refuse to fail him so I'm praying for patience as we take it one day at a time.

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  16. We watched channel 1 in middle school. I had no clue it was still around!

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  17. What a great resource, so important to teach our kids what is going on in the world today and also how we got here.

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