In today’s fast paced world of 24-hour news cycles, it can be tough to keep up with current events. However, as the world also becomes more connected, it’s more important than ever to understand what’s happening and how it can impact us, as well as to develop the skills to identify credible news.
As part of Kahoot! Academy’s commitment to providing engaging content that educators, students and parents can trust, we’re teaming up with First News Education to launch a brand new series of kahoots designed to ignite students’ curiosity in the world around them and inspire them to learn more about current events.
First News Education connects news and learning by delivering a unique platform to help educators grow their students’ core reading, writing and oracy skills. First News International is their weekly, award-winning newspaper for students, which unites children across the globe. Designed for students from 7 to 14 years old, First News Education’s learning resources are already used in more than 9,000 schools internationally.
Play their new kahoot for this week here:
With each thrilling kahoot from First News Education, students will be able to test their knowledge of the latest global news stories, developing news literacy and becoming more globally aware, as well as improving core competencies such as reading comprehension. By engaging with current affairs each week, students can gain the knowledge and confidence to voice their opinions and the compassion to listen to and respect others. Each kahoot will cover a multitude of topics, including politics, sports, climate change, science, entertainment and more.
“At Kahoot!, curiosity is one of our core values, and we believe that inspiring learners to be curious about the world around them is key to unleashing their learning potential,” said Craig Narveson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Kahoot!. “Partnering with First News Education is an awesome opportunity to engage students in current events and enrich learning with a global perspective.”
“First News Education is launching weekly quizzes with Kahoot! to provide teachers and children with high-quality, informative news-based quizzes, featuring the latest stories from around the world,” said Nic Smallshaw, Head of Education, First News Education. “There has never been a more important time for young people to be informed and aware of the world in which they are growing up.”
Available now for free on Kahoot! Academy, the collection of kahoots can be played on their own or after reading the First News International newspaper to reinforce knowledge. We will also be rolling out new kahoots throughout the school year covering the latest current events, so stay tuned!
Play these kahoots hot off the press today on the First News Education Kahoot! Academy Premium partner page.
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About First News Education
First News Education brings together First News newspaper and award-winning learning resources to provide schools with a complete solution for effective news-based learning, both in the classroom and for home-learning throughout Key Stages 2 and 3. It is our goal to equip children with an enriched knowledge of the world and the fundamental reading, writing and oracy skills they need to succeed throughout school and beyond. Thousands of schools around the world have successfully embedded First News Education across the curriculum, in English, PSHE, Citizenship, intervention groups, topical assemblies and in debate and school newspaper clubs.