Ready-to-use Current Events Lesson Plans

Students are keen to follow the news, but the stories they see on TV, in the paper, and online are often difficult to understand. And every teacher knows how time‑consuming it can be to prepare a current events lesson. 

That’s why LesPlan’s What in the World? / Le Monde en Marche has been extraordinarily popular in Canada for the past 25 years. 

Written by teachers for teachers and students, this highly-acclaimed monthly current events resource is available in English and in French. Features include engaging, levelled articles with background information, key vocabulary, and original illustrations to make each news story easy to grasp. Questions and assignments provide a variety of ways to examine the topics and enhance literacy and critical thinking.

These resources are offered in two levels: Level 1 (age 10 and up) and Level 2 (age 13 and up.) 

Now, we’re making our trusted resource available to teachers outside of Canada. Order today for just $12.50 (USD) per school, per month.

Download the order form and email, mail or fax it to us for processing.

Your subscription will help you to:

  • Deepen your students’ understanding of important current news issues and events
  • Foster a global perspective in your classroom
  • Address multiple curriculum outcomes
  • Promote non-fiction literacy skills
  • Build students’ vocabulary and background knowledge
  • Encourage critical thinking
  • Engage your students in meaningful discussions

Each subscription is a site license so ALL teachers and students in your school can use the PDF and Word materials.

Check out a complete sample issue:

What in the World? Level 2 May 2020 pdf

What in the World? Level 2 May 2020 doc

Contact us for more information at: 

Phone: 001 (250) 881-1964
Fax: 001 (250) 881-1978

What in the World? / Le Monde en Marche

What in the World? / Le Monde en Marche is a photocopiable current events resource, published in English and French, for students ages 10 and up (Level 1) and ages 13 and up 8 (Level 2). Designed to enhance students' understanding of and interest in current events and issues, this publication addresses numerous curriculum outcomes while saving teachers valuable time.  

Published eight times a year, each issue focuses on recent top news stories and includes:

Four news articles, written at a level students can understand;

Relevant background information to enhance understanding of each event or issue;

On-the-line, between-the-line, and beyond-the-line questions;

Using Infographics to enhance understanding;

Analyzing a political cartoon assignment;

Examining a news photo assignment;


Map assignments;

Answer key.

A full-year subscription (8 issues) costs $100 USD.

All teachers and students within one school can access the resources. Subscriptions are delivered via Internet download. Subscribers receive a password each month to allow them to access the publication on our website as soon as it is posted.

$50.00 USD

I love this publication! It is an excellent complement to my Social Studies curriculum and the activities enable me to cover many provincial outcomes.

S. Giffin, Grade 6 teacher Dartmouth, NS