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Voice of America

Students learn vocabulary and make sociological connections through the use of technology.


  • Students will make sociological connections using technology.
  • Students will learn the appropriate use of various vocabulary through the use of technology.
  • Students will engage in vocabulary building exercises through engaging in web based exercises.


  • Ask students to take out paper and writing utensils prior to taking out their laptops.
  • Ask students to sit with their buddy to work on Voice of America website.
  • Students work through section on the website which is a sociological article which has a listening component as the text is read to the students.
  • Students then summarize the article and determine the main idea.
  • Students then share their responses with the class.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.A.2.4.1
  • LA.A.2.4.4
  • LA.A.1.4.1
  • LA.B.2.4.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs.
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.



  • Personal journal writing – students reflect on the day’s lesson.

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