“How can you not be involved? These are your times, your world, even if those events are on the other side of it. And as for the narrative–you are a part of that, for better or for worse…”
–Penelope Lively Dancing Fish and Ammonites: a Memoir
Interesting things are happening all the time, all over the world. You are likely asking, “How can I encourage my students to inquire and learn about these events?” We have several really good sites in our subscriptions for students to find out what is happening in their world.
If you don’t know how to access the subscriptions below, go to Subscriptions in the Learning Commons website and scroll down to, “Where Do I Find My Subscriptions Usernames and Passwords?” If you have trouble with this, please email me, Beth Johnson and I will be glad to help you.
I contacted Pippa Davies for more ideas in finding current events, and she suggested the following site: common sense education® as follows: