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

Building Bridges

(NEW!) Building Bridges/Bâtir des ponts is a photocopiable current events resource for students grades 5 and up. / 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 through 10.

Building Bridges - Level 1 Issue 1

  • Orange Shirt Day
  • The Difficult Truth About Residential Schools

The Canadian Reader Issue 1

  • Snowguard: Inuk Superhero  
  • Banning ‘Throwaway’ Plastic Straws  
  • The Boreal Forest in Canada’s Backyard
  • Map: Alberta's Boreal Forest  
  • Comic: The Federal Government

What in the World? Level 1 Issue 1

  • Canadian Tweet Stings Saudis
  • A New Normal
  • Shaking Up Global Trade
  • The Plastic Problem

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Breaking News

Oct 2017 | PDF icon Gord Downie.pdf
Oct 2017 | Microsoft Office document icon Gord Downie.doc

Supplementary News

Jun 2018 | PDF icon World Cup.pdf
Jun 2018 | Microsoft Office document icon World Cup.doc

What in the World? helps to inform students and many now actually look forward to reading some sections of the daily newspapers. [The resource] also helps to lighten the teacher’s load...major issues are laid out and assignments and exercises are fun, educational and age-appropriate.

C. McAloon, Grade 10 teacher High Prairie, AB