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.