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Current Events Project - Current events always spark the interests of G/T students. We talk about a few current events and zero in on one that sparks the most interest. The students listen to the news, get on the internet and read the newpaper. (This is mostly done at home, but can be done at school,also.) Soon newspaper clippings, internet research, etc. are brought to school. The kids will greet you in the morning with-"did you see the news last night..

I especially like this "current events project" because the students direct it and it takes off in what ever the direction...source

ABC News 4 Kids - A daily current events topic and a clickable archive. Articles are highly visual, easy to read, and read online source

CNN Newsroom Guide - Daily Classroom Guide featuring current events and specific information about world news source

Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom - Every month highlights an issue currently in the news. Includes a current events challenge by grade level source

Current Events Report - A printable worksheet in PDF format. Students read an analyze a current events article source

Daily Lesson Plan - Get a new current event article and lesson plan every day from The New York Times source

Editorial Cartoons - Lesson ideas for using editorial cartoons and information about professional cartoonists source

Education Calendar & WWW Sites - A today-in-history type calendar with links to related web sites source

Harcourt Brace: News Break - Feature articles and discussion questions on topics of current interest. Organized by school subject in a magazine format source

Media Literacy Online - Links to information and resources concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques (advanced interest) source

Time For Kids - Online edition of Time For Kids magazine, featuring current news and features in a kid-friendly online format. Includes an archive of past issues and subscription information source

Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching About Current Events - A collection of intercurricular activity ideas related to current events. Students practice listening skills, map locations of events, and locate adjectives in new articles source

Weekly Reader - Click on a grade level to access current events articles, puzzles, contests, and games source

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