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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)

My students enjoy the What in the World? articles and will frequently nag me for the next issue before it has arrived!

C. Ryan, teacher of grades 7-12, Calgary, AB