On the most basic level, teachers can recommend euronews as a reference when completing current events assignments or researching a region or event. For whole-class instruction on a current issue, teachers should provide their students with background information to help them understand a topic's most complex features. Teachers may also want to design a lesson using the No Comment broadcasts, having students create a narrative to go along with the images that shows their perspective. Students can view broadcasts or read articles in multiple languages, toggling back and forth between English and another language of their choice, making this a good fit for world language classes and for ELLs.Continue reading Show less
euronews is a digital news source dedicated to providing round-the-clock information about world events. The Euronews team includes more than 400 journalists from 25 different nationalities, all with the goal of reporting the facts to a global audience. The front page has top stories, a breaking news banner, picture of the day, an interactive poll, most viewed, and much more. You can easily switch languages, search for a topic, or select a link to a specific region. News stories are presented in multiple formats including video broadcasts, written articles, news bulletins, and digital radio. The site's developers also produce No Comment TV, a broadcast that includes images with no commentary to encourage viewers to think for themselves. In addition, almost all of the features are available on mobile devices, and users can view resources in up to 13 languages.
While euronews wasn't created specifically for the classroom, it's a useful alternative news source for the classroom that can supplement mainstream North American media. It's a valuable way to teach students about considering multiple perspectives and making comparisons between how events are represented by different news sources. For example, students can read about a world event in both Euronews and the New York Times and analyze the similarities and differences between how each news source represents the event. The No Comment broadcasts are useful for helping students form their own opinions about world events.
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