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CNNstudentnews.com
http://www.CNNstudentnews.com
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

CONTENT:
CNNstudentnews.com is a free news and information Web site geared toward students and teachers in grades six through 12.

AESTHETICS:
The site has a typical newsletter layout. Color and graphics highlight and separate features.

ORGANIZATION:
Navigation is simple and intuitive. The two main sections of the site -- Teachers and Students -- have drop-down menus. An onsite search tool is also available.

REVIEW:
If teaching current events is part of your job description, then save yourself some valuable research time. CNNstudentnews.com provides teachers with instructional materials for integrating current events across the curriculum. Lessons that address national standards are developed around the top stories and topics of the day. Background material, profiles, links to useful Internet sites, and forums for interaction with other teachers are also included. Lesson plans are archived by subject and by month. The Student section keeps students abreast of the latest news of interest to them. It provides a monitored place to Connect with other students, have a little fun in the Games section, and get help with homework in School Tools.

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