Fauquier County Public Library

Curriculum Resources: Current Events

Featured Library Titles

  • 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 – Explore today’s most hotly debated topics as well as enduring controversies
  • Scholastic Go! – Daily news and current events for kids from Scholastic News Online, as well as AP and newspaper articles from around the world for middle and high school students.

Online Resources

  • CBBC Newsround Online – News and current events for children/teens
  • FactCheckEd.org – 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
  • Find It Virginia (library card required for access) – Collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias
  • 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