The WORLDteen current events program is designed for pre-teens and young teenagers ages 11-14. WORLDteen editors select age-appropriate news that broadens young teens’ awareness of world events. In addition, stories in WORLDteen are written from an underlying biblical perspective, often integrated into the story. This helps readers develop discernment in the context of current events, building up both knowledge and wisdom. Online quizzes allow testing for reading comprehension.
WORLDteen consists of a print magazine delivered every other month and a website and mobile app that feature daily breaking news plus many more stories than in the magazine. Stories are grouped into major topic areas—similar to adult news outlets—helping readers begin the transition to consuming news as a young adult.
As a handy reminder and to provide structure for teaching current events, you’ll receive a weekly email that prompts you about a different topic each week and provides quick links to the online content. There is also a Teaching Guide with each new issue, providing additional tips and recommendations for teaching current events, as well as printable worksheets to make your current events study more effective.
The online Comments section following each news story allows readers to practice expressing their opinions by commenting on the stories, helping to prepare them for the exchange of ideas they will engage in as young adults. The Comments area is a safe, members-only monitored environment.
The structure, content, and biblical perspective of WORLDteen set it apart as a safe and effective program for teaching current events to today’s young teens.
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