Current Events Sites for Students



CNN Student News is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at. Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.

  • KidsPost– This is associated with the Washington Post. This site focuses on important events, but has plenty of fun and entertaining articles as well. 
  • PBS NewsHour Extra– News site for students in grades 7-12. This site also includes a searchable database of articles based on topic as well as lesson plans for teachers. 
  • National Geographic News– This site is not designed specifically for students, but it is packed with interesting articles that focus on current events around the world. 
  • TweenTribune– This site is associated with the Smithsonian and has articles that are lexile leveled for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 
  • CBBC Newsround– This is a good site for news and fun facts for students. It includes stories, pictures, and videos.
Applications for Education
Instead of having all students read and summarize the same current event, why not provide students with a list of places to find current events and have them select articles that interest them? You could link these sites on your classroom website or in Google Classroom to make it easy for students to access them. 

             

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