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Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online

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Including informational text and reading in the social studies classroom can go beyond traditional textbooks. Current events and news stories can engage your students with real world reading while providing an opportunity to interact with nonfiction text. Join Monica Burns as she shares her favorite online resources for finding current events for your classroom. These fantastic, free resources can grab the attention of your readers while helping them understand local, national, and global news stories.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Social Studies
Last aired on: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Reading & Writing, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: current events, informational text, news stories, non-fiction, reading, social studies

Reviews (35)

Nice work
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Thank you
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Thank you so much!
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Thank you!
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good presentation
Full Member
Excellent presentation.
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I want to use some new sites in my classroom this week. I use CNN for kids which the students like.
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Great resources!
Thank you for sharing this great list of resources. I was having trouble finding updated, age-appropriate websites to use for current events. Problem solved!
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Great list of resources. I plan on using some of these in my civics classroom. Thank you.
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