Three Good Places to Find Current Events Stories for Students
Last week I wrote about using the BBC’s Week in Pictures as a source for discussion on current events. Following on from that idea, here are some other great places to find topical stories written for kids.
For many years, CNN Student News has been one of my go-to resources when teaching current affairs classes. Today, CNN Student News is called CNN 10. CNN 10 provides good, short previews of yesterday’s important news. A written transcript accompanies each episode.
DOGOnews is a student news site that features articles for K-8 students. DOGOnews covers topical stories in science, sports, entertainment, and various topics that fall under the banner of social studies. Teachers can find stories by browsing categories, filtering by grade level, or filtering by grade level.
PBS NewsHour Extra is a good site for middle and high school kids. The site offers a searchable database of articles. A searchable database of lesson plans is also available on PBS NewsHour Extra.