News & Current Events

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” website 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 US 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.

This site’s mission is to promote attitudes and behavior, which encourage nonviolent conflict resolution, respect for human rights, intercultural understanding and tolerance.

The Internet Public Library.
A list of links to online newspapers from around the world. Searchable by country and then by publication.

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.