Current Events

In The News

Our family discusses current and historical events on a daily basis. Here are some events in the news this week. Use the “further study” topics and links as starting places to conduct your own mini unit studies based on current events topics. Use the additional links and resources at the bottom of the page to search for your own mini unit study topics using current events.

Image Credit – Pablo Trincado

Fires in Chile

Chile Wildfires in Pictures – National Geographic

For further study…

Chile Wikipedia

Learning About Chile

Smokey The Bear

Image Credit – Andrew Swinfield

Tiger Escape in Italy

Tiger Escapes The Circus in Italy

From my understanding the tiger escaped from a Swedish circus travelling in Italy.

For further study…

Italy Wikipedia

Sweden Wikipedia

Bengal Tiger

Italian Family Circus


History of the Circus

Senegal Troops Enter Gambia

Gambian Defeated President Removed

For further study…

The Gambia

The Gambia CIA Factbook

Adama Barrow

Senegal Wikipedia

Senegal CIA Factbook

Image Credit – David Mark

Sharing Faith In Russia

American Missionary Fights to Pray, Read Bible in Putin’s Russia

For further study…

Russia Wikipedia

Vladimir Putin

Russia CIA Factbook

Oryol, Russia

Don Ossewaarde

Kid Friendly News Sites (still use caution) – CNN Student News – KidsPost – Newsround – Time For Kids – Dogonews – Scholastic News – Channel 1 News – Student News Daily – Tween Tribune – The Learning NetworkHere There EverywhereChild Friendly NewsScience News For Students –  Student News Net – Teaching Kids News

This Day In History SitesHistory Channel – Today in History – On This Day – Canada History –