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Helping students understand and critically assess current events and issues since 1990.

News4Youth.com

NEW! 1 subscription, 3 reading levels: Beginning in August 2023, all News4Youth articles are available in 3 reading levels to allow for differentiated learning experiences for all students:

  • Level 1 (FK 4-5/Lexile 610-800);
  • Level 2 (FK7-8/Lexile 810-1000);
  • Level 3 (FK 9-11/Lexile 1010-1200).

Building Bridges

(NEW!) Building Bridges/Bâtir des ponts is a photocopiable current events resource for students grades 5 and up.

Currents4Kids.com

Currents4Kids.com / Infos-Jeunes.com is an engaging, online interactive current events resource for students in grades 3 and up.

The Canadian Reader

The Canadian Reader / Nos Nouvelles is a classroom-ready current events resource for students in grades 3 and up.

What in the World?

What in the World? / Le Monde en Marche is a photocopiable current events resource for Canadian students in grades 5 - 10.

Current Collections

New! Popular lesson plan series and articles previously published in What in the World? and The Canadian Reader for purchase.

The Canadian Reader - Issue 8

  • Daylighting Rivers
  • So Long, Brave Little Hunter
  • Record-Breaking Mac and Cheese Domino Topple!
  • Map: Vancouver Island
  • Comic: Food Banks in Canada

What in the World? Level 1 Issue 8

  • The risky business of Gambling Ads
  • Let the Summer Games Begin!
  • Tensions Rise Between Iran and Israel
  • Hacking Decoded

 

Building Bridges - Level 1 Issue 5

  • A Trip to the Bank Gone Wrong
  • Systemic Racism in Canada

Sample Issues

Breaking News

| Russia-Ukraine War pdf (4.72 MB)
| Russia-Ukraine War docx (130.27 KB)
| Insurrection USA pdf (2.32 MB)
| Insurrection USA docx (126.02 KB)
| Protests in Hong Kong pdf (3.62 MB)
| Protests in Hong Kong doc (154.5 KB)
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Supplementary News

| Terry Fox 2022 pdf (4.78 MB)
| Terry Fox 2022 docx (519.82 KB)
| World Cup.pdf (1.83 MB)
| World Cup.doc (3.01 MB)
| California Wildfires.pdf (1.07 MB)
| California Wildfires.doc (389.5 KB)

I encourage all Social Studies teachers to make this a regular part of their curriculum.

M. Froment, teacher of grades 6-8, Morinville, AB