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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 (28)

Full Member
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!
Full Member
Great list of resources. I plan on using some of these in my civics classroom. Thank you.
Full Member
Great presentation, well worth your time to watch! Lots of ideas for me to take to my classroom!
Full Member
I love teaching current events! Thank you
Full Member
Thanks for the information!
Full Member
Great resources. Thanks for sharing.
Full Member
Great resources!!
Full Member
It was very informative
Full Member
I loved the resources.
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