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Current events for kids; World news for kids

Current events for kids; World news for kids

5 Good Places for Kids to Learn About the News When I was a student in Mrs. Simmons's second grade classroom one of the things that I looked forward to every week was the arrival of the Scholastic Weekly Reader . I loved read the stories about news from other parts of the world (I guess I was destined to become a social studies teacher). Today, students don't have to wait for the Scholastic Weekly Reader to appear in their teacher's mailbox. Go Go News is a news website designed for elementary school students. Teaching Kids News is a news site developed for use in elementary school and middle school classrooms. Youngzine is an online source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. CNN Student News is an excellent resource for middle school and high school current events lessons. One of my favorite features on the BBC New website is the Day in the Day in Pictures .

Recycling for Kids These days it is recognised that it is important that children know how to help the environment by recycling, and schools do a really good job! Consequently children are often the instigators and policemen of recycling in the home. If they are not, are if you think the children you know need a little nudge in the right direction, you can find plenty of inspiration on our Recycling pages! Teach kids the three R's: Reduce - reduce the amount of things you buy and use and you will have less to throw awayReuse - keep using the same things as many times as you canRecycle - find new ways to use old things If you are doing a project on recycling or just want to get your children thinking about the... Help remind children to recycle, or designate your recycling stations, with these fun recycling... Have fun saving the "junk" around your house to use in our recycling crafts. If you enjoy origami, why not try these models which recycle newspaper and magazine pages into... You Might Also Enjoy Earth Day

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! Recycling around the world The UK government is trying to encourage more people to recycle their waste and reduce the UK's waste mountain. Figures suggest 60% of all household waste could be recycled or composted, but the largest nation in the UK, England, appears to be reusing only 17.7%. Here BBC correspondents provide a snapshot of how the UK's European neighbours and other countries approach recycling of everyday rubbish. SWITZERLAND: Imogen Foulkes Switzerland is proud of its recycling efforts, and with good reason. Glass and paper are just some of the things the average Swiss refuses to simply throw away. There are bottle banks at every supermarket, with separate slots for clear, green and brown glass. Then there is green waste. Aluminium and tin can be taken to local depots, batteries handed over at the supermarket, and old oil or other chemicals deposited at special sites. But the Swiss do not recycle just because they care about the environment. So the less you throw out, the less you pay. The reason?

Watch a collection of 2012 education reports from John Merrow and Learning Matters Below is every piece we produced for PBS NewsHour in 2012. We also produced other videos directly for the web in 2012; you can watch those here. Our relationship with NewsHour dates back many years, and while we produce documentaries and other content for different sources (such as The Education of Michelle Rhee for Frontline on January 8, 2013), year-over-year the primary distributor of our education reporting is PBS’ award-winning nightly news show. These pieces are listed in chronological order from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Our work is made possible, as is all PBS reporting, by generous support from viewers like you. If you’d like to contribute towards our efforts in 2013, please click here. To participate in the education discussion day-to-day, check our Facebook (and “like” us) and keep coming back to the site. If you have ideas for pieces we should be focusing on in 2013, let us know. Thank you for a great year of telling stories. February 23, 2012

State of play: school playgrounds from Kenya to Japan | Art and design Paso Payita schoolAramasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, photographed 9 August 2011 Situated in a remote area on rough terrain 3,000m above sea level, the school has two teachers and 31 students aged from six to 12 years. Many students have to walk several miles to school. Half of the students go on to secondary school, of whom half again go to university in Santa Cruz. Likoni school for the blindLikoni, Mombasa, Kenya, photographed 25 March 2011 This school has 166 students. The students go home to their villages for a visit every three months. Nativity SchoolSouth Central Los Angeles, US, photographed 10 November 2011 Founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1924, this Catholic school has 330 students and is in a low-income area with a high crime rate. When I was 16, living in tranquil north Oxford in the UK, NWA released Straight Outta Compton. Bhakta Vidyashram schoolKathmandu, Nepal, photographed 5 December 2011 The school’s two classrooms are on the ground floor of the building on the right.

Spotlight: Rocks and Minerals If you look at pictures of Earth from space, you can see what a rocky planet we live on. The continents are vast shields of stone, with mountains covering one-fifth of the land area. The oceans are dotted with islands—and the dark seas conceal rocky bottoms. There are only four terrestrial (rocky) planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover scoops up rock samples on Mars. Earth is an astonishing 4.6 billion years old. Stromboli is a volcano off the coast of Italy that erupts—a lot. In recent years, the flowing lava from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has destroyed 180 houses and 8 miles of highway—while adding 500 acres of rocky new shoreline to the island. To understand how rocks form and the Earth’s geology, you need to know that our planet’s surface is broken up into sections called “plates.” The slow movement of the plates is driven by heat energy rising up from deep within Earth. The process of mountain building also takes millions of years.

Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they are reading about. I do this if the story is about something happening in Africa or something happening twenty miles down the road from our community. Newspaper Map and the Breaking News map are both helpful in showing students the connections between story subjects and their corresponding locations. Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. To find a newspaper you can browse the map then click on a placemark to open the link within to read a newspaper. Breaking News presents a constant stream of headlines from around the world. Applications for Education A common assignment in social studies courses is to have students find, review, and share current events stories.

kidipede Teaching strategies Global education covers complex and controversial issues. This is a selection of teaching and learning approaches that develop knowledge and skills to respond to global issues. Freedom fighter or terrorist? Passionate or one-eyed? Passive resistance or civil uprising? Illegal arrival or asylum seeker? The words used and our interpretation of images and statistics are an insight into our perspective or bias – our view of the world. Global education aims to assist students to recognise bias in written and visual texts, consider different points of view and make judgements about how bias can lead to discrimination and inequality. Activities to help students understand bias: Younger students might rewrite a well-known story from a different perspective – for example, Little Red Riding Hood rewritten from the perspective of the wolf. Cartoons are a great way to challenge thinking about an issue. Cartoons can be used in the global education classroom to: Activities Tell a story Useful websites

Everything Fossils...Fossil Information for Education, Collecting and Fun! 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go. Show Full Text Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow. For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. Indonesia Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Ipoenk Graphic Image credits: Agoes Antara Russia Peru