21st Century Reading 4 + eBook (6)
- AUTHORS: Laurie Blass; Jessica Williams
- ISBN-13: 9781305838666
- Best Buy Package
- 1st Edition
- ©2016 Published
- Level(s): Advanced
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21st Century Reading was created through a partnership between TED, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks and National Geographic Learning.
21st Century Reading provides the ideal forum for learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as the springboard to share ideas, this new four-level reading series shows learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English.
21st Century Reading develops essential knowledge and skills for learners to succeed in today’s global society. The series teaches core academic language skills and incorporates 21st century themes and skills such as global awareness, information literacy, and critical thinking.
Each unit of 21st Century Reading has three parts: READ about a 21st century topic—such as social robots and viral videos—in Lesson A; LEARN more about the topic by viewing an authentic TED Talk in Lesson B; EXPLORE the topic further by completing a collaborative research project.
Unit 1: Why Explore?
Lesson A: The Urge to Explore
Lesson B: Why We Need the Explorers
Unit 2: Success and Failure
Lesson A: A School in the Cloud
Lesson B: How to Learn? From Mistakes.
Unit 3: Power Shifts
Lesson A: Driving Change
Lesson B: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Unit 4: Creative Sparks
Lesson A: Sparking Wonder and Possibility
Lesson B: The Mystery Box
Unit 5: Hope and Equality
Lesson A: Living on a Dollar a Day
Lesson B: The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There’s Good News)
Unit 6: Backing Up History
Lesson A: Laser Preservation
Lesson B: Ancient Wonders Captured in 3-D
Unit 7: Food For All
Lesson A: Feeding Nine Billion
Lesson B: How Food Shapes our Cities
Unit 8: Future Jobs
Lesson A: Recipes for Innovation
Lesson B: What Will Future Jobs Look Like?
Unit 9: How We Learn
Lesson A: What Babies Know About Language and Why We Should Care
Lesson B: The Linguistic Genius of Babies
Unit 10: A Brighter Tomorrow
Lesson A: Paths to the Future
Lesson B: Innovating to Zero!