To enhance our world studies, throughout the year we will be viewing and discussing CNN Student News on a regular basis during class. This is a ten-minute, commercial-free program that highlights several global news stories each weekday and it is customized for student audiences. It is accessible from the CNN website. The programs are produced and posted to the CNN Student News website in the evenings if you wish to preview the shows that we might watch the following school day. I also preview the shows for appropriate content before sharing them with my classes. This has proven to be a very engaging way to introduce a wide array of topics to our classes and it provides us with daily connections between our content and the wider world around us.