Current Events Around the Globe
Click on the different spots on the globe to read and hear audio of a current event from NPR
Provides comprehension and critical thinking questions along with published news articles and other current events items from established news organizations.
The games and tools at knowthenews.tv will let you know TV news in a new way. Compare news coverage from around the world, test your knowledge of how news is shaped, and shape some yourself.
CNN Student News
Features news videos, transcripts, maps, learning activities, questions and newsquiz.
Dougal Littell Current Events
Provides links to news stories as well as World History, Economics, and Geography throughout the world. No videos. A good, but short weekly current events quiz is provided.
The New York Times Learning Network
This site includes news summaries, articles, lesson plans, crosswords and other activities.
- The New York Times Daily News Quiz
A quiz on news events with links to the articles.
A wide variety of student activities and sheets are provided to be used with teaching students newspaper and reading skills. Lesson plans are also posted along with an archive. This site also has a weekly news quiz which can be taken online or printed.
Quotes of the Day by Time and CNN
A slide show of daily quotes and photos from people in the news
- The Week in Pictures by MSNBC
Pictures in slide shows featuring news events throughout the world.
- Pictures of the Week by Time and CNN
Photos in a slide show featuring weekly news events throughout the world
- The Day in Photos by The Washington Post
A daily slide show featuring photos taken each day from throughout the world.
- The Day in Pictures by the USA Today
Features photojournalism from around the world.
- Today in Pictures by Time and CNN
Daily photos placed in a monthly slide show
- The Week in Political Cartoons by MSNBC
Political cartoons and slide shows are featured.
- Cartoons of the Week by Time and CNN
Cartoons of weekly current events are provided.