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Online News Sources

Where can I find local, national, and worldwide news on the Internet?
 
How can I integrate current events information into my classroom?
 
What news resources are available for young children?

boy and paperOne of the biggest benefits of the Internet is the immediate access to current news and information. Current events provides a great "real world" application in any content area. On other hand, always use caution when exploring news from the Internet.

Read Why Teach Current Events? and Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events from Education World.

Explore the following teaching materials related to using news in the classrooms. You may need to adapt some of the activities for the web-based news sources. Then, try some of the suggested online news sources for kids and teens.

Use the following links on this page to explore online news resources:

When you see an star graphic indicates quality website, it means the site has quality information and resources.

 
 
Teaching and Learning with Online News Sources

Use the following links on this page to explore educational web resources:

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News Sources for Children

The following links are good starting points for locating online news for children:

News Links

News Services and E-Newspapers

Magazines and E-Zines

Most of the magazines contain both free and subscription sections.

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News Sources for Young Adults

The following links are good starting points for locating online news for young adults:

News Links

Headline News

News Search Engines

Online News Services

Newspapers on the Web and E-Newspapers

Newspaper Links and Newspaper Archives Sites

Varied Perspectives and Controversy Services

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Integrate News Into Your Classroom

Create an activity the asks students to connect the news with their own life. Or, try adapting a lesson idea from one of the sites listed at the top of the page. 


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