Do you want to learn what is happening in the world, but have too much information overload and can't decide where to start? These sites are excellent starting points.
CNN Student News
CNN's special news channel designed for teens. Watch online or download the daily podcast.
Understand how world events impact your life. News Hour Extra is a companion web site to PBS' The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Do you ever wonder how other countries might view something that is happening in the US? Newsmap presents a digital collage of the news articles collected by the Google News aggregator from more than a dozen countries, allowing you to see at a glance what is being talked about.
PBS NewsHour Extra
News for students grades 7-12. Do you have something to say about current events? This site invites you to send in your essays or personal stories, or even learn how to get involved in journalism.
Full-text articles from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal. (The GALILEO password is required for access from outside of the library.)
Teen Magazines and Newspapers
Our list of online magazines and newspapers for teens (some of them written BY teens, too!)
FactCheck.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project that monitors the accuracy of what is said by politicians during TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Check here to find out if the latest claim by Senator X or Governor Y is true or false (or a little of both!)
The definitive reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rmors, and misinformation. Want to know if a rumor you heard is true? Wondering if that email you got forwarded is real? Want to know if Twinkies ever go bad? This is the place to check!