Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GoGoNews: Current Events Website for Kids

Want a way to squeeze a bit of social studies into your daily plans?  GoGoNews is a website designed with this very goal in mind.  Dubbing itself as the website with "big news for little people," GoGoNews presents bite-size articles on current events and historical information.  It's the ideal website for keeping up with what's going on in the world, or reading "this day in history" entries, all in a kid-friendly, one-paragraph length format.

The site includes articles that can be played audibly, and there is also a comment feature.  Have students visit the site for a daily for weekly social studies center, and have them leave comments and feedback on the articles.  You can also use the site as a quick current events discussion to cool down after recess or PE.


  1. Thanks for sharing this site. As a teacher I know that I want to help my students understand what's going on in the world but finding resources for them to use it often difficult.

  2. Thanks for visiting, Kaylee! You're welcome. I'd also recommend Scholastic News as a current events magazine. Time for Kids is also decent. I think keeping kids informed about the world around them is important.