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News & Current Events

Great Web Sites ratings for age appropriateness P = Appropriate for PreK aged youth
E=Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
M=Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
T=For parents, teachers & caregivers
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If you're at home, grab your library card and discover a fun way to find magazine articles. (You will be asked to enter your barcode no. - then pick the icon for Searchasaurus.) If you are inside the library, click here. For earlier elementary grades
Kids Search
There are lots of news stories at this site. If you're at home, you'll need your library barcode no. After you enter it, pick the icon for Kids Search. If you are inside the library, click here. For later elementary grades
News from ABC with an easy organizational structure. Includes a fact for the day box.
CNN Interactive
News from CNN organized in a clear, crisp fashion with coverage in a wide number of areas.
Conflict in the Middle East
Although this site focuses on the continuing unrest in the Middle East, it includes details about the people and countries in the region. It also includes biographies, maps and more from the publisher, Scholastic.
FEMA for Kids
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps people who have been in a disaster. They also teach people what to do during a disaster and what to do before a disaster happens. You can learn what causes disasters, play games, and read stories.
Future State
The goal of the "Future State" web site is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of American diplomacy, look at aspects of U.S. foreign affairs, and where and why foreign diplomacy is important. Sections include News and Events, Fun Activities, and Parents & Educators. This site was created by the U.S. Department of State for youth.
NBC News correspondents from Chicago to Tokyo to Helsinki offer analysis and fresh perspectives on events in this quickly changing world. MSNBC also provides great sports coverage, business news, and the latest weather and traffic reports -- right down to your own locale.
The Internet Public Library
A list of links to online newspapers from around the world. Searchable by country and then by publication.
News Flash 5
Animated broadcasts of news stories and current events
Scholastic News
An electronic news magazine
Time for Kids
Time Magazine for Kids offers news articles about many topics, including the country, the world, animals, and trends in schools. Also features games, polls, and a homework help section.
United Nations Cyberschoolbus
View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children.