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News for Kids

Current Affairs Events For Kids

Find news for kids that most will find interesting an informative. Read current events. Be a reporter. Write newspaper stories. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.

News for Kids

CBBC News Round
News for and by kids from England and around the world. Topics when I posted this link were: should schools be allowed to smack kids? And wouldn’t it be great if skateboarding was taught in PE?

CNN 10
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year. Conservative slant.

Crayon.net
Design your own newspaper right online, with the news you want to read about daily.

Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News
Back in 2015, when we published our lesson plan Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources, we had no way of knowing that, a year later, the Oxford Dictionaries would declare “post-truth” the 2016 word of the year; that fake news would play a role in the 2016 presidential election; that it would cause real violence; and that the president-elect of the United States would use the term to condemn mainstream media outlets he opposes.

Kids on the Net
Writing by children at home and at school all over the world. A site from the UK.

Learn the News
Stories from around the world. Each story includes vocabulary help and a worksheet. Published during the South African school year, January through October.

Learning Network
Read and discuss the news. See what you know about current events. Try the crossword puzzle. From the New York Times.

Newspaper Logic
Response to the Akron Beacon Journal Attack on Homeschooling. By Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, two homeschoolers.


Online News Hour Extra
From PBS. A youthful look at the news from Jim Lehrer. Questions answered about top stories. Student “takes” on the news.


Scholastic News Zone
A good source for a kids-eye view of international news.

Science News For Kids
Appealing, easy-to-read snapshots of scientific research, an inside track on science fairs, a chance to work with a well-known science fiction author, and opportunities to solve puzzles, do experiments, take part in polls, and ask questions of scientists and reporters.

TIME Magazine For Kids
Keep on top of current events, from news events to science discoveries. Updated Weekly.

USA Today – Education
Utilize USA TODAY’s content and corresponding activities to enrich your classroom curriculum. Examine international cultures, business, history, technology, communications and more.


Weekly Reader Galaxy
Read the current news, pre-K through teens, enter a contest about what you’ve read. Last prize I saw here was a new Apple iMac computer!

Why Files
The science behind the news explained so you can understand it.

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