Real-Time News Stories

NY Times Learning Network

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  • Click on Real-Time News above to see today's top US and World News stories edited for students and linked to suggested activities and lesson plans for teachers.
  • Look at the date stamp of the page. How current is the information? 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and find  additional stories and related curriculum links.
  • Using these kinds of real-time news web sites, students can easily monitor current events. They can also search for recent and curriculum related news stories.
  • Students can use the information to sharpen their writing skills by summarizing articles of interest. 
  • The lesson plans on this site relate to all disciplines. Recently posted plans and activities focused on the following topics:
    • Environment: Activists protest nuclear waste disposal
    • Technology: Fuel of the Future
    • Social studies: School violence
    • Mathematics: Is the US Census Correct?
  • Publishing Students' Stories Online
    • Galaxy Gazette: From Weekly Reader. Publishes articles submitted by third graders.
    • Crunch: Online magazine where students share idea and opinions
    • Write Me A Story: Submit a story or vote on the weekly submissions
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