Include Current Events in Your Lesson
Empower active and informed global citizenship. Give your students a call to action or simply open their eyes to a world different than their own through engaging news stories.
Connect across curricula regardless of subject area. From science and technology to arts, history, and literature, news stories help students understand real world applications for their schoolwork including careers that connect to their learning.
Build academic and domain-specific vocabulary. Students will certainly learn new words in context as they explore informational text independently and as a class.
Teach critical media literacy skills. Current events articles can spark conversations related to evaluating sources and bias.
Create dialogue between students and parents. Exposure to current events can bridge the gap between home and school.
Initiate debate and classroom discussion. Some news articles are perfect for pro/con discussions and also for promoting a discussion based on textual evidence.
Prepare students for 21st century global world. Students need to have experience navigating both digital and print text as they grow up in a world where news stories increasingly come from digital sources.
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