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?
One 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:
- Teaching and Learning with Online News Sources
- News Sources for Children
- News Sources for Young Adults
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Use the following links on this page to explore educational web resources:
The following links are good starting points for locating online news for children:
- Kids - HeadlineSpot - great news links
News Services and E-Newspapers
- BBC for Kids - News Round
- CNN Student News
- New York Times for Kids
- PBS Online News Hour
- Science Daily
- Scholastic News Zone
- Teaching Kids News
- Time for Kids - subscription for some areas
- Wall Street Journal-Classroom Edition
- Washington Post - Kid's Post - registration required
- The Why Files - science
- Yak's Corner - Magazine - subscription for some areas
Magazines and E-Zines
Most of the magazines contain both free and subscription sections.
- American Girl
- Dig - Archaeology
- Earth and Sky
- KidPub - by kids for kids
- National Geographic for Kids
- NASA Kids
- Ranger Rick's KidZone
- Smithsonian Magazine Kids' Castle
- Sports Illustrated for Kids
- Stone Soup
- Weekly Reader
The following links are good starting points for locating online news for young adults:
- HeadlineSpot - great news links
- ABYZ News Links
- Flying Inkpot - Inkternational News Links
- Multnomah Couty Library Links
- IPL News Links
News Search Engines
Online News Services
- Associated Press
- BBC News
- CBC News
- CNN News
- Discovery News
- Environmental News Network
- Online News Hour from PBS
- Stateline.org - state news
Newspapers on the Web and E-Newspapers
Newspaper Links and Newspaper Archives Sites
- Home Town News - smaller town newspapers
- NewsLink - searchable index to news
- Newspapers - 50 States and World
- Newspapers USA
- Newspapers Canada
- Online Newspapers
- US News Archives on the Web
Varied Perspectives and Controversy Services
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.