Here There Everywhere
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's it about?
HERE THERE EVERYWHERE is a website where kids can learn about what's going on in the news week by week. Claudia Heitler, whose journalism work has included a stint as a Today Show producer, began by relaying news to her children during bath time; hosting a monthly news discussion in her son's second-grade class; and, eventually, launching the site in 2010. Designed for kids in elementary school and up, it posts weekly updates in categories like health, politics, science, sports, U.S. news, and historical events. Kids also get a chance to voice an opinion by responding to polls and submitting questions for interviews.
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how news is covered. What elements make an article interesting? How can you tell if its facts are substantiated?
- Readers can share their thoughts by posting comments on the site. Discuss how kids can communicate their reactions to a topic in an effective way. What wording might they want to avoid so they don't sound accusatory?
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: discussion, reading |
Science: astronomy, weather
Social Studies: events, exploration, history
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: asking questions, thinking critically |
Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth
Communication: asking questions