TED Talks:

Articles: (attached)

  • Chicago Tribune - School's Lesson Plan: No More Homework
  • Washington Post - Teens Are in No Rush to Drive
  • Houston Chronicle - If dress code doesn't suit teens, school district will
  • Chicago Tribune - Empathy for one's fellow chimp
  • Careerbuilder.com - 10 Attitudes of Successful Workers
  • Washington Post - Video-game addiction a real problem, study finds
  • Associated Press - School Cancels Graduation for Cheaters

Writing Prompts:

  • You have been turned into an ant.  You can only become human again once you have come up with one invention to make life much better for the average ant in your colony.  What is your invention?  Explain what it is and how it would make life better for the average ant.