To teach Current Events I had my class put on their own news show. I
had co-anchors and feature correspondents for International,
National, State and Local News. I also had a Sports Reporter,
Television and Movie Editor, etc.
The children loved putting on the news and even performed it for the
faculty during their lunch period.
The children enjoyed a news producer who came to speak to them
and explained the background of a news show.
The students literally pushed me aside and they took over the
The Day I Stepped Aside
This activity could also be done for anything you are studying in
class. For example: we once did one on the American
Revolution. This was similar to the great television
show "You Are There" that I enjoyed in my youth. You can also have
students put together a newspaper of the era that they are studying.
Metros and News Networks
CNN - Cable News Network
NPR: National Public
New York Daily News
New York Post
New York Times
News & World Report
Major metro newspapers
Some International News
All You Can Read
BBC - British Broadcasting
World News Network
World Press Review Online
Roker Today Show