This is a question I hear often enough when I talk about teaching current events – is CNN 10 biased? CNN10 (formerly CNN Student News) is one of my favorite resources for teaching current events. I’ve written about why I like CNN10 as well as ways that you can incorporate it into your class. But looking […]
Tag: Current Events
Current events are an important part of civics education. You need to know what’s going on in the world in order to be an active, engaged, and informed citizen.
Check out these posts for teaching methods and resources related to current events. CNN10 is a great resource for bringing current events into your class on a regular basis, but newspapers can also be great. If you can snag a free subscription to a newspaper for your class, it can be nice to revert to an analog world and flip through the paper.
This year, I was fortunate enough to have free delivery of the Wall Street Journal for my classes. I do love CNN10 and video current events, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to get free newspapers. I stacked them up neatly on my desk each day, and I gave students weekly homework assignments that […]
Do you ever get tired of reading countless summaries of current events from your students? Chances are your students are tired of writing them, too. Maybe it’s time to rethink the traditional current event assignment and modernize it a little bit. Engaged citizens need to be aware of what’s going on around the world. This […]
Teaching current events is an important part of civics education. Students need to know what’s going on around the world to be engaged citizens. If you want to teach current events in class, CNN10 is a free online resource for doing so. If you’re unfamiliar with CNN10, you can read more about why it’s a […]
Today’s Friday, the first Friday of the year for me. Oftentimes, I like to take some time at the end of the week to break up the routine of class and talk about discuss some current events with my students. To do that, I’ve got a go to, free resource: CNN10. What Is CNN10? CNN10 […]