Hi Kathi,baileymom wrote:Our DD, 13.75 yrs, reads God's World News (the one for 6th-9th...next year, she'll just read World) as her only Current Events right now.
I've looked into a few different online resources for her, but I'm not really happy with any of them. DH is a daily 'Drudge Report' reader, but I agree with AO, in that it is NOT family friendly. We would really like to DVR something, maybe once a week, and watch it with her on the weekend. But again, what? Media (esp TV) is so biased.
Where does your high schooler get their current events? ...Just World, any blogs, or news online?
I really liked using GWN, like you are doing. Are you needing more? I tried buying the New York Times once, but my son found it dreary with bad news and over his head a lot of times.
We did use some sort-of current things at the end of 1850MOD when studying modern times.
- We got some John Stossel educational videos (free), which do have a definite slant but my son thought they were fresh ideas & even his friends in public school had watched at least one of them. [Some of his materials are used in the high school economics credit.]
- We used C-SPAN for info on presidents, and they have great stuff at election time and really throughout the year. Things like comparing campaign ads and speeches. They have lots of video clips and some worksheets in their educational area. They try to be pretty neutral politically, and I think they achieve that as well as any of us really can.
- When we studied the stock market, my son got interested in following the stock of the company his brother worked for (before that, he started following the stock of Target). At stock market sites, y\You can find links to recent news that might affect the stock and more. If you scroll down my long post here, you'll find some of the sites we used: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 969#p57969
- He also developed an interest in following the national debt.
But really for general current events, we did the GWN. We mostly delved further on specific topics of interest to my son or to us as his parents
I think now in 9th grade I'm almost ready to try the "news" again with ds. It seems like all the news lately about Egypt should tie in to our study of Egypt in AHL somehow, but it's such a big topic it gives me a headache so I don't watch it myself I'm gonna give it some thought, though, because it may be time to look at current events at a new level pretty soon here. For sure I plan to revisit this again in 11th & 12th, but haven't gotten to it so far in 9th.