Curriculum Resources: Current Events

Featured Library Resources

  • America’s News/Newsbank – Access thousands of articles for national and local newspapers and news magazines
  • Current Controversies Series – Examines often sensitive social, political and economic topics from many different angles, fostering the development of criticalthinking skills
  • Information Plus Series – Provide users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources regarding the topic covered in each book – all in one volume
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Explore today’s most hotly debated topics as well as enduring controversies

Resources on the Web

  • CBBC Newsround Online – News and current events for children/teens
  • – Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases
  • Newseum Digital Classroom – Cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics
  • Newshour Extra – News for students, teacher resources for grades 7-12
  • New York Times Learning Network – Articles and lesson plans from the New York Times
  • Washington Post KidsPost – Games, news, puzzles and fun activities for kids