September 24, 2015 | News Quiz

This episode of News Quiz features the governor's race in Kentucky, Muhammad Ali, a Lego model created in honor of the Pope's visit to the U.S., Mexico's Independence Day celebration, ...
0:14:31
4-8
KET

Do Now Activity

Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. KQED aims to introduce 21st Century skills and add ...
6-12
KQED

October 1, 2015 | News Quiz

This episode of News Quiz features Pope Francis's visit to the U.S., the Volkswagen emissions scandal, California wildfires, the Ganesh Festival, the Van cats of Turkey, and a visit to ...
0:14:31
4-8
KET

September 10, 2015 | News Quiz: State and Global Special Edition

This special episode of News Quiz features a focus on the role of a state's governor, Mammoth Cave history, dinosaurs, edible seaweed, apple growing, honey innovations, and more. News Quiz ...
0:14:30
4-8
KET

October 8, 2015 | News Quiz

This episode of News Quiz features the United Nations General Assembly's annual meeting, airstrikes in Syria, Hurricane Joaquin, a recent lunar eclipse, water on Mars, a glass bridge in China, ...
0:14:31
4-8
KET

Current Events Awareness/Media Literacy

Raising student awareness of global issues is increasingly important as the countries of the world become more interdependent. At the same time, consuming domestic news with a critical eye is ...
9-12
NOW on PBS

Current Events in Ukraine: Unfolding a Political Crisis

Use these five videos and accompanying Teacher’s Guides from PBS Newshour Extra to address the current political crisis in Ukraine. These news stories span from December 3, 2013, through March ...
0:26:53
7-12
PBS NewsHour

Current Events in Ferguson: The Michael Brown Shooting

Use these videos and handouts from PBS Newshour Extra to address the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of an unarmed teenager. These news stories span from August ...
0:32:20
7-12
PBS NewsHour

Current Events Rubric | Write in the Middle Workshop 2: Making Writing Meaningful

Download this current events rubric to find the materials Damond Moodie uses in his language arts unit on making writing meaningful.
6-13+
Annenberg Learner

Supplemental Spanish Grades 3-5 | National, International, and Current Events / Eventos nacionales, internacionales, y actuales

Learn Spanish words and expressions about national and international events. Then, complete an activity to check your understanding. To launch the activity, click the "Activity 3" image.
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

Supplemental Spanish Grades 3-5 | National, International, and Current Events | Pronunciation Video

Watch a video to help you pronounce Spanish words and expressions about national and international events. To launch the video, click the "Video 3" image.
0:00:45
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

Meeting the Standards: Middle School Civics

See how several middle school teachers meet national history and civics standards while teaching contemporary issues.
0:01:57
6-8,13+

Supplemental Spanish Grades 3-5 | National, International, and Current Events | Pronunciation Audio

Listen to audio to help you pronounce Spanish words and expressions about national and international events. To launch the audio, click the "Audio 3" image.
0:00:39
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

Identify Historical Events | Supplemental Spanish Module 43

Teach about identifying historical events in the Spanish Language using this multi-media presentation and accompanying activities for students.
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

May 5, 2016 | News Quiz

This episode of News Quiz features the new Kentucky budget, the 2016 Summer Olympics, John Kerry's new record, a solar airplane, bamboo bikes, alpaca fashion, and more. News Quiz is ...
0:14:32
4-8
KET

Extreme Oil: For Teachers

It's in our clothes, our laundry detergent, our toothpaste, cosmetics, furniture, contact lenses, and office supplies. It's in our telephones, CDs, tennis rackets, painkillers, and plastic. Oil doesn't just fuel ...
9-12

Supplemental Spanish Grades 3-5 | Identify Historical Events | Teacher’s Guide

The student activities described in this teacher's guide are aligned to the PBS curriculum hierarchy for Spanish, and each activity was designed to be used independently. To launch the teacher's ...
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

Supplemental Spanish Grades 3-5 | Identify Historical Events | Module 43

This Spanish module contains a teacher's guide and three student activities. It also contains pronunciation guides in audio and video form so students can learn the module's vocabulary. In the ...
0:02:52
3-5
PBS LearningMedia

Extreme Oil | For Teachers: Exploring the History of Oil

In this lesson, students will examine the role oil has played throughout human history, how that role has changed over time, and the repercussions of oil use on society and ...
9-12

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Journalism and News Literacy Curriculum

PBS News Hour's Student Reporting Labs connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space to develop digital media, critical thinking ...
7-13+

Key Events

Learn about the key events in global politics in the twentieth century with the timeline from the WGBH production, Commanding Heights.
9-12
WGBH