NewsCurrents uses current events to teach history, geography, civics, critical thinking, language arts, vocabulary, science, and much more.
Each issue is written on three learning levels so it can be used from grades 3 to 12. The format makes it ideal for today's differentiated classrooms. It is also used extensively for ELL, gifted and talented, and special education.
Does It Work?
The teacher's guide gives you everything you need to conduct a teacher-directed discussion about important stories in the news, as well as educational stories related to the arts, science, health, and more. Each story is written on three learning levels with discussion questions and background information built in.
Students focus on the visual images while they listen and discuss. You will be amazed at how your students build background knowledge, language proficiency, and thinking skills, with regular use of NewsCurrents!
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SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020
6912, November 18: Oklahoma commutes 527 prison sentences...in one day
6911, November 11: Another heavy wildfire season in California
6910, November 4: "Leonardo da Vinci" at the Louvre
6909, October 28: Turkey invades northern Syria to create "safe zone"
6908, October 21: Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
6907, October14: Widespread protests in Egypt
6906, October 7: House opens impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump
6905, September 30: Yemeni rebels say they bombed Saudi oil facility
6904, September 23: United Nations back for 74th session
6903, September 16: Hurricane Dorian and its aftermath
6902, September 9: New policies weaken Endangered Species Act
6901, September 2: The Amazon rainforest fires
6834, May 13: Newscurrents second semester quiz
6833, May 6: Canada's annual seal hunt
6832, April 29: The Notre Dame Cathedral fire
6831, April 22: India's elections begin
6830, April 15: Rwanda marks 25th anniversary of genocide
6829, April 8: U.S. recognizes Israel's claim on the Golan Heights
6828, April 1: Revisiting the Electoral College
6827, March 25: White House releases 2020 budget
6826, March 18: Lake Erie gains personhood rights
6825, March 11: Tense standoff between India and Pakistan
6824, March 4: Trump declares national emergency
6823, February 25: Insect declines are on the rise
6822, February 18: Blackface controversy in Virginia
6821, February 11: Political crisis in Venezuela
6820, February 4: Will the transgender military ban be upheld?
6819, January 28: U.K. Parliament rejects plan for Brexit
6818, January 21: Japan to resume commercial whaling
6817, January 14: Trump announces troop withdrawal from Syria
6816, January 7: Newscurrents first semester quiz
6815, December 17: Chickenpox outbreak in North Carolina
6814, December 10: George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)
6813, December 3: Juliana v. United States: "No ordinary lawsuit"
6812, November 26: November is Native American Heritage Month
6811, November 12: Ocean noise affects dolphin communication
6810, November 5: Migrant caravan heads to U.S. border
6809, October 29: War in Yemen Continues