For many years CNN Student News has been my go-to resource for current events lessons for middle school and high school students. Every summer CNN Student News goes on hiatus and comes back in late August. This year, for the first time that I’ve noticed, CNN Students News is available on iTunes as well as on the CNN website.
The video format for this school year is the same as it has been for years. The roughly ten minute episodes feature U.S. news stories, a world news stories, “shout out” to a classroom, and a quick quiz. Transcripts for each show are available for download. Unfortunately, it appears that CNN has stopped adding discussion question suggestions to the transcripts.