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Why Teach Current Events?

The research indicates that a regular dose of current events has a multitude of benefits!

Why Teach Current Events?

For children to become competent lifelong learners, they must learn how to use nonfiction materials to expand their knowledge base, solve problems, and make decisions.

Political Cartoons

The largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the Web," this site offers a guide and lesson plans that include games to encourage students to discuss current events and to explore and interpret the symbolism in cartoons.

Creating a Classroom Newspaper - ReadWriteThink

Engage students with creating their own newspaper. Students write authentic newspaper stories, including learning about various aspects of newspapers, such as writing an article, online articles, newspaper reading habits, and layout and design techniques.

Incorporating Current Events in your Teaching

Presentation given by University of Wisconsin-River Falls teacher candidate Steve Bacon on the topic of "Incorporating Current Events in your Teaching."

Twenty-five great ideas for teaching current events

The more exposure students have to newspapers and current events the more likely they are to be aware and interested in learning and reading more about them.

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom. Some ideas work best as regular routines, others as one-shot activities. Many might be easier to use together with the new K-12 .

Current Events Awareness

Raising student awareness of global issues is increasingly important as the countries of the world become more interdependent.

5 Brilliant Tips for Teaching Current Events to Younger Students

It's just as important to teach current events to young children as it is to teach young adults. This article offers suggestions for how to approach current events with elementary students.

Free iPad Apps to Teach Current Events

Educator and blogger Monica Burns gives a quick tour of her favorite iPad apps for integrating online content into her current events lessons.

Teaching Current Events

How can busy history teachers incorporate current events into their lesson planning? The new Future of History bloggers share their 4-part approach.

CNN Student News Current Event Analysis Common Core Worksheets

Students are hooked on CNN Student News! It is a great, free online resource that is perfect to get students thinking about current events with a Common

Current events in the classroom

Teaching current events doesn’t have to be boring. Engage and challenge your students in local and world events by using choice boards, which are perfect for the classroom because they allow for creativity and differentiation.

5 Websites for Incorporating Current Events in the Classroom! And a Freebie!

Websites for students to visit to look for articles about Current Events. I went to her Teachers Pay Teachers store and grabbed the freebie there!

Current Events

Do you need a site or two to get news articles for this lesson? Check out these sites!

WeAreTeachers: 2 Resources to Help You Teach Current Events

Online resources that cover politics, world affairs, health, sports and more for classrooms, all in age- and grade-level-appropriate tones.

Breaking News English

Free ESL Lesson Plans for Teaching Current Events

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The list below covers grades K-12. Some specify the grade and others can be adapted for your students.

ProTeacher! Current Events lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including newspaper, magazine ac...

ProTeacher! Current Events lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including newspaper, magazine activities, programs and thematic units, geography and information gathering skills curriculum, classroom and teaching ideas

7 Ways to Get Your Kids Interested in Current Events

Help your kids become responsible citizens by raising their awareness of world events. Learn how you can incorporate the news into your children’s lives.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Get your paper!

kids need the news presented to them in a manner that they can understand with the background that they may not have learned yet. Here are some sites that gives the kids the news that they need to know.

Listen to the News in your Classroom

Listen Current makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Current Events in the Classroom

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers


Bulletin Idea

Bulletin Idea

The bulletin board because it keeps up with current issues. We could tap into other news in foreign countries to keep students' knowledge up to date.

Reading Current Events - Apps and Websites for Reading the News

Reading Current Events - Apps and Websites for Reading the Nonfiction

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers

Students can create their own newspaper. Editable PowerPoint Newspapers