Teaching Manual Common Core

What Is NewsCurrents?
NewsCurrents is a weekly current events discussion program. There is simply no other program like it. It is the only program that uses an interactive, multisensory discussion format that concentrates your students' attention and encourages them to think and talk about important issues.

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.

How Does It Work?
As a subscriber, you get a new issue of NewsCurrents every week for 34 weeks of the school year. Each issue consists of 17 still teaching images (DVD or online) and a corresponding teacher's discussion guide (available in print or downloadable).

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!

For suggestion on using NewsCurrents in your classroom click here.

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SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

6934, May 11: Second semester quiz

6933, May 4: Supreme Court: Jury convictions must be unanimous

6932, April 27: USPS facing uncertain future

6931, April 20: High stakes in felony voting rights case

6930, April 13: Judge orders review of Dakota Access Pipeline

6929, April 6: The 2020 Census

6928, March 30: Coronavirus lockdown is reducing pollution

6927, March 23: The fight against COVID-19

6926, March 16: U.S., Taliban sign new deal in Afghanistan

6925, March 9: Report: 20 million use crowdfunding to pay medical bills

6924, March 2: World's Coral reefs could be gone by 2100

6923, February 24: President Trump's proposed 2021 budget

6922, February 17: Study: 1.5 million homeless students in the U.S.

6921, February 10: Coronavirus outbreak now a global health emergency

6920, February 3: Kobe Bryant dead at age 41

6919, January 27: Primary and caucus season 2020

6918, January 20: Understanding the Iran/U.S. conflict

6917, January 13: Impeachment process moves to Senate

6916, January 6: Newscurrents first semester quiz

6915, December 16: Almost 700,000 to lose food stamp eligibility

6914, December 9: Climate summit begins in Madrid

6913, December 2: Chaos in Bolivia

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

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