Monday, May 07, 2007

Current Events News Source

I have finally found a current events news source for my junior high schoolers that I really like. Student News Daily provides a daily news article, news issue, biased item in which the student must discover where the bias is located within an article, commentary and a few other goodies. There is also a quiz at the end of the week for those who choose to use them. My daughter just writes a 'notes narration' for each news article. This site is safe for teens and endorsed by HSLDA.

There are a few other website that provide student news but I have found them to be from a non biblical worldview promoting a particular agenda. I appreciate that this site, although conservative in nature, is not afraid to point out conservative bias as well as liberal. Previously, I proofread news websites and blogs via bloglines and checked off the articles I wanted my daughter to read. This took so much time. I will continue to have her read important articles that I come across- those that will help her understanding of current affairs, but the pressure is off of me to scour the web.

one step at a time...


  1. Anonymous7.5.07

    Amazing you should post about this as I was looking at options for my son last night. I had come to the conclusion that we would download what we thought would be appropriate and then let him choose what he thought interesting. I will look up the site you mention.

    Thank you for that timely post!

  2. Thank you! This has been a huge struggle in our home. We used to subscribe to the World Mag for kids, but it just wasn't in the budget this year. This site is a blessing.

  3. Great link! Thanks for sharing, my boys will be checking it out.

    Harmony Art Mom

  4. This is wonderful! Thanks a lot, Lindafay! We are going to start using studentnewsdaily tomorrow.

    I enjoy coming to your blog so much. I always find something that will work at my house. :o)

  5. Wow, what gorgeous pictures and what gorgeous flowers. I like your site, its homey, artistic and interesting! :) ... Rose-Marie...when i have a moment i am going to email as you have a couple of features on your blog that I would love to have on mine. God bless.