21st century learners consider global perspectives....
The Internet provides us with a wonderful opportunity to look at issues from different perspectives and there by gain an understanding of other cultures across the globe.
Arab News in English
Easy to read news from the Arabian perspective in English
Saudi Gazette in English
News from Saudi Arabia.
Ethiopian News Paper in English
Online Newspapers from Across the World
Select the continent and country and search for newspapers in English.
The Connected Classroom
A terrific resource to help your students gain another perspective. I particularly like the visual maps.
World Newspapers Online
World News for Kids Grade 2 to 8
This video site, powered by an Australian teacher, offers oral news clips of recent news events. A good introduction to world news, this site is also a great resource for ESL/ELL students. The English spoken is fairly slow and easily understandable. Listeners can also record their own responses to the stories. The four stories offered every week are at graduated levels, from easy to medium-difficult.
In the Classroom: Use this site when talking about current world events. After viewing a few of these, you may want your students to write, read, and record their own newscasts about local news events. Try using a site such as Voicethread. This site allows students to narrate a picture from the news. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as a news report.Since the printable version of the news stories are only available for a fee, you may want to have your students write their own text version of the stories instead!
This site is news for kids grades 3-5. It includes world news, U.S. news, sports, and reports. The fun sections include today in history and a weekly news quiz.
Collection of News Sites for Kids- Great resource
Scholastic has a kids news site that includes lesson plans, reproducibles, and teachers aids for teachers. The sections for kidsincludes news, special reports, vote now!, games and quizzes, movies, TV, music and sports. I really like the way the information is presented on this site because it takes the current event and expands on it to teach kids about the event - not just the latest
On this site from the BBC, kids can read the news and even hear some of the stories. The entire site is devoted to kids and even includes a section on what to do if the news is upsetting. It includessections on the UK, world, sprots, music, TV/Film, Animals, Sci/Tech, Weather, Pictures and a fun find out section where you can learn more about subjects in the news.