Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Current Events for Jr/Sr High

   I stumbled across a great resource last week for Carter I wanted to share.  Student News Daily is a website that features current events from many different sources.  There's a daily article and then each day of the week has a feature.  After each article are great questions to get them thinking or to find more information about the place they are reading about.  The best part is the answers are emailed to you every afternoon!

   I've been using the daily article with the whole family and then the weekly articles Carter does on his own.  After he's read it we will talk about what he read and go over the questions. He's really liking it and I'm liking that some of the questions are to get his opinion and thoughts not just boring fill in the blank busy work.  He asked if we could print them and he could save them in a notebook so later he could look back at what was going on in the world when he was young.  What a cool idea!!

   To be honest there are days I don't see or hear the news so reading these with the family and then talking with Carter about his has helped me stay more informed as well.

Take some time to check it out ;0)

1 comment:

Christy said...

Okay, checked it out. Looks like a great supplement for Mason's high school. Thanks for sharing it.

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