News & Current Events

 

·  abcnews.
http://abcnews.go.com/
News from ABC with an easy organizational structure. Includes a fact for the day box.

·  CNN Interactive.
http://www.cnn.com/
News from CNN organized in a clear, crisp fashion with coverage in a wide number of areas.

·  Conflict in the Middle East
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/
Although this site focuses on the continuing unrest in the Middle East, it includes details about the people and countries in the region. It also includes biographies, maps and more from the publisher, Scholastic.

·  Dogo News
http://www.dogonews.com/
DOGO News has short format articles for kids on current events, science, sports and more plus lots of pictures, videos and an interactive map!

·  FEMA for Kids.
http://www.fema.gov/kids/
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps people who have been in a disaster. They also teach people what to do during a disaster and what to do before a disaster happens. You can learn what causes disasters, play games, and read stories.

·  Future State.
http://www.future.state.gov
The goal of the "Future State" website is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of American diplomacy, look at aspects of U.S. foreign affairs, and where and why Foreign diplomacy is important. Sections include News and Events, Fun Activities, and Parents & Educators. This site was created by the US Department of State for Youth.

·  GoGo News
http://www.gogonews.com/
An interactive site featuring current events, jokes, brainteasers, and games in a kid friendly format.

·  Indy Kids!
http://indykids.net/main/
Online edition of a newspaper designed to inform, educate and inspire a passion for social justice.

·  MSNBC.
http://www.msnbc.com/news/
NBC News correspondents from Chicago to Tokyo to Helsinki offer analysis and fresh perspectives on events in this quickly changing world. MSNBC also provides great sports coverage, business news, and the latest weather and traffic reports—right down to your own locale.

·  Scholastic News Online
http://www.scholastic.com/news
Today’s news headlines in a kid-friendly format. Kids will experience the news from a variety of angles with articles, videos, book reviews, surveys, newsfeeds, and podcasts. The Kids Press Corps are real kids conducting interviews, reporting, and maintaining the blog. The site includes interactive games about current events, geography, newsmakers, and more.

·  Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
Time Magazine for Kids offers news articles about many topics, including the country, the world, animals. and trends in schools. Also features games, polls, and a homework help section.

·  United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/
View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children.

·  Youngzine
http://www.youngzine.com/
Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. In addition to providing interesting news, children and young people can also contribute their own information to the Yougzine community.