What’s Going On in This Picture? Twenty-five great ideas for teaching current events. Looking for ways to work news into your classroom curriculum? Check out these great ideas for connecting current events to all subjects. Education World is pleased to offer 25 activities -- activities intended to help teachers make use of newspapers and to help students make sense of the news. Also included, at the end of the activity list, is a list of additional activities and Internet resources. This first activity won't make better or more interested news readers of your students -- but it was too interesting not to include in our list! Preserving the news! Listening for details.
News-mapping. More news-mapping. News scavenger hunts. A to Z adjectives. Graphing the news. Scanning the page. Abbreviation/acronym search. Local, national, or international? Headline match. The five Ws. A five W variation. Sequencing the facts. Why is it news? Timeliness -- News that is happening right now, news of interest to readers right now. Voice your opinion. Charting the weather. You be the editor. Glogin?URI= Newsmap. The Connected Classroom - News. 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. CNN Student News CNN has a site devoted to kids news. You can even watch today's edition of Student News online if you miss it on TV. KidsPost From the Washington Post, a news site just for kids. New York Times Learning Connections The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 6-12, their teachers, and parents. PBS Newshour for Kids A "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer special for students. " Time for Kids Online This popular weekly news magazine is presented to many classrooms in the U.S. and their Web site has much more information. Headline Spot for Kids A collection of news sites for kids. CBBC News On this site from the BBC, kids can read the news and even hear some of the stories.
Student News Net This site is news for kids grades 3-5. Scholastic News Weekly Reader. News For Your Classroom. SNN - Student News Net. Home - CBBC Newsround. NewsHour Extra. Student News. The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com. DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com. Time For Kids. Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events.
Lively Lessons: Global News. In this week’s Lively Lesson we highlight Global Stories and Global Wrap, revealing new ways to incorporate current events into the classroom. Both series can be used in a variety of ways and can be applied to numerous subjects areas. The programs are updated on a weekly basis, with new episodes available on My DE every Wednesday afternoon. First, let’s talk about where to find Global Stories and Global Wrap on the site. After logging in to Discovery Education, you will be taken to your My DE page. In the upper right-hand corner of the My DE page, you will find a window titled Global News. Global Stories:Global Stories offers a weekly showcase of the world’s top current events. In the Classroom:Accompanying each episode of Global Stories is a Teacher’s Guide, which provides two lesson ideas for each story, and a transcript.
Transcripts can be used to help students look at key vocabulary words and better understand the material in each story. Katherine Schulten - The Learning Network Blog.