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6 Ideas For Teaching Current Events

6 Ideas for Teaching Current Events - 2 Peas and a Dog. It is important that students are exposed to current content in our programs no matter what subject area or grade we teach. In this blog post you will find 6 easy to implement ideas for teaching current events in your classroom.

Current events in the classroom

Hear ye! Hear ye! Teaching current events doesn’t have to be boring. Engage and challenge your students in local and world events by using choice boards, which are perfect for the classroom because they allow for creativity and differentiation.

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Current Event -Science

{FOLLOW ME on TpT to know when you can download new products for FREE!} This is a general Science Current Event from my Current Event Pack for intermediate students. Students select an article from your teacher designated sources (websites, magazines, etc.) and complete the current event printable that you have selected. In my TpT store, you will find a Current Event Pack that includes colorful versions specific to different branches of science such as life, space, earth, and physical.

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In the news magazines for box in your classroom library...You don't have to teach current events to make students knowledgable about what's going on in the world. This would be a great option for when students finish an activity early.

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Free, daily, 10-minute current events newscasts along with materials such as downloadable maps and discussion questions to help students develop critical thinking skills and better understand the stories covered in the news.

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"What's the Scoop?" A student reporter watches the news during the week and brings 3 headlines on Friday to share with the class. EASY way to incorporate current events and public speaking in the classroom!

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Current events should have a place in every history classroom. That is how we teach our students to be good citizens by being involved and knowing what is going on in the world. This rubric would be helpful in grading current events.

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