Teacher Review For CNN Student News

Engaging age-appropriate international news & facts

Chris D.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Since each episode is only 10min. long, I try to show it to my whole class together every day. I play it during history class so students can get a taste of current events, and have some good discussion starters for multiple topics.
My Take
My students BEG me to let them watch it everyday at school! Enough said! Seriously though, Carl Azuz and the CNN Student News team make international and domestic news very interesting and relevant to my 5th-8th graders. They love to guess the answers for the various quiz questions given throughout the episode.