What resources for educators does Channel One News offer? Lots.

In addition to providing a daily newscast throughout the school year, we offer a number of supplementary resources for teachers to help promote current events and media literacy in the classroom. Our daily newscast and associated teaching resources are aligned to state standards. Whether you’re looking for relevant videos that put real-world events in context, or embarking on the flipped classroom movement, Channel One News is all about authentic learning.

Our free newsletter provides a preview of the topics featured in our daily show, along with a selection of curriculum materials including daily discussion prompts, assessment questions and vocabulary. A complete transcript of the show is also included. Sign up here to receive our daily teacher newsletter.

In addition to these newsletter resources — Channel One News also offers a subscription service called the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library. This service includes:

  • The Daily newscast with two editions: Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12, both in an ad-free environment
  • Archive of the past four daily shows in their entirety
  • Associated curriculum aligned to standards and presented alongside the daily newscast. Each newscast’s curriculum includes discussion questions, vocabulary exercises and quiz questions
  • A deep-dive instructional routine for one feature story each day, featuring an interactive slideshow, writing prompts and formative assessments
  • Searchable video library of more than 3,000 Channel One News’ video segments, many with curriculum resources, along with more than 2,000 transcripts . You can search by content area, grade and keywords to find multimedia content and multimodal instructional routines perfect for creating customized lesson plans or using with students for age-appropriate research

Learn more about how to subscribe.

How do I use these teaching resources in my class?

Our teaching resources are aimed to help expand and deepen the daily learning experience Our newsletter provides relevant materials for students in grades 6-12.

After watching the day’s news show, use our discussion prompts to support student recall, connections and analysis.

Touch upon the vocabulary words used in each show. These words are selected to be grade level appropriate and offer high-utility and multidisciplinary value. Be sure to use the words as a part of a vocabulary routine that incorporates it in context of the news.

Both our daily quiz questions and weekly wrap up questions are designed to assess the learning.

We invite you to share transcript copies with your class. ESL instructors, in particular, report that our transcripts are helpful resources for teachers and offer meaningful scaffolding for their students.

Finally, our standards-aligned, interactive learning activities integrate English Language Arts with core, subject area nonfiction content such as science, geography and college and career readiness. These student-centered activities come with teachers’ notes and standards correlations for easy classroom implementation.

Click here to watch today’s show on the website.

You can find the daily show transcripts here.

Want to see what your class learned from Channel One News this week?

Click here for our weekly quiz.

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