The ONLY teacher-led current events platform.
News Currents Values
Active, dynamic discussions bring topics to life.
News Currents Features
students learn organically
Frequently Asked Questions
In July 2022, Knowledge Unlimited joined the Building Wings team! We are thrilled to be part of such a visionary organization. Learn more at www.buildingwings.com.
New situation, new logos. They look pretty cool, don't they?
We are phasing out the use of the DVD/printed guide version of News Currents for many reasons. One, it's not sustainable for the environment. Two, with the recent changes to the USPS, our subscribers have tired of having to wait for envelopes that arrive late, or not at all. Three: it's more convenient -- the online version includes a robust Archive of more than 20 years of back issues! Four, it's less expensive to produce, so we can keep our prices competitive.
Great question! We hear this a lot. Cable and broadcast news is fine for what it is. But these shows are not set up for truly educating people about the history, the context, and the meaning of the stories they present. Knowledge Unlimited has a long history of hand-crafting stories that emphasize background knowledge, vocabulary in context, and critical thinking skills. Our programs encourage dialogue and debate, rather than just passive listening -- this is not just better practice, but also a lot more fun for everyone.
What News Currents Users Say
“Such an important part of our week. Kids learn so much! They learn to enjoy and become interested in the news, their world, and how they can make a difference.”
“NewsCurrents is the most enjoyable part of my teaching day. The children are engaged. They love doing the ‘Reading, Writing, & Inquiry’ projects.”
“NewsCurrents is absolutely the best way in the world to expose and teach students about current events.”
“The articles and topics are fantastic. I also like the slides and video clips.”
“I like the program because it gives students the correct factual information, not opinions, especially about important topics.”
“Articles that provide multiple viewpoints are great for stimulating discussion and debate. It provides opportunities to practice civil discourse and teach topics not often found in textbooks.”
“Thank you for the effort you put into the creation of News Currents. I appreciate it as a meaningful and engaging resource for our students.”