Mrs. Lane's History Class

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Required News Sites

Newsela

This is a current event site where the articles go by reading levels.  I highly recommend this to students who have a difficult time comprehending news artlicles.  IF YOU USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO USE  THE READING LEVEL OF YOUR STAR TEST IN LANGUAGE ARTS.


CNN Student News

CNN has a site devoted to kids news. You can even watch today's edition of Student News online if you miss it on TV. Each story is presented with clear information and also includes discussion topics for classrooms.


CNN

A very thorough news site that includes both national and world news.


From the Washington Post, a news site just for kids. This site goes in depth into what important events are happening in the U.S. and includes fun for kids too. You will find birthdays of the week, this week in history, plus fun articles for kids that answers their questions.


The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 6-12, their teachers, and parents. The site features current news summaries, daily news quizzes, 'word of the day' and test prep sections, and a science Q&A section. Student connections is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.


A "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer special for students." Each day features a top story as well as links to other important national and international features. Includes a special section for teachers and a searchable database of articles.


This popular weekly news magazine is presented to many classrooms in the U.S. and their Web site has much more information. This site offers the top news headlines with easy to understand background material, plus information that kids want to know about like interviews with authors, homework help and games that test your knowledge.


A collection of news sites for kids. Links are divided into sections, including Top News Stories, News by Kids, Sports, Science and Environment. Can search locally.


On this site from the BBC, kids can read the news and even hear some of the stories. The entire site is devoted to kids and even includes a section on what to do if the news is upsetting. It includes sections on the UK, world, sprots, music, TV/Film, Animals, Sci/Tech, Weather, Pictures and a fun find out section where you can learn more about subjects in the news.


Scholastic has a kids news site that includes lesson plans, reproducibles, and teachers aids for teachers. The sections for kids includes news, special reports, vote now!, games and quizzes, movies, TV, music and sports. I really like the way the information is presented on this site because it takes the current event and expands on it to teach kids about the event - not just theatest headline.


The IPL has online newspapers from around the world and throughout the United States. Have students find and read editorials and share them with the class identifying the editor’s point of view in each one.


Associated Press

A link to the Associated Press news aggregate website. This hyperlink sends you to the top 10 things to know today page.


Fox News

Current events from a non-biased point of view.  The stuff you see on tv!


Time Magazine

Current events from a non-biased point of view.  Just like the magazine!


You may also use any of the major TV networks news (CBS, NBC, ABC)