Every day, important issues and events impact small towns, big cities and entire nations. This is reflected in the unique experiences and diverse perspectives of people worldwide. Today’s students need to be more aware of what is happening both locally and globally, and they must understand the various sides of any issue to draw their own conclusions. Additionally, many assignments require students to use primary sources to relate classroom learning to the real world. By providing primary source content from around the world, Access World News enables students and teachers to meet these and other challenges in today's learning environment.
Web-based access to primary source information
Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes more than 8,000 news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles. Access World News is updated daily to keep students informed of current issues and events, and it includes deep archives that provide background information on important topics, enabling students to trace an issue or event over a period of time.
Support for classroom assignments in all subject areas
Newspapers and other news sources provide an accurate, concise record of history and support a wide variety of curricula. When assignments require research on a specific topic, local issue or current event, students can use Access World News to search all sources by keyword, browse any title by date and read their local newspaper. Also, students studying a particular country can find articles and sources published within and outside that country. While working on a pro/con project, students can easily find different perspectives to support their position by reviewing articles from various geographic areas and sources.
Quick, easy searches
Using the intuitive, map-based interface, students and teachers can easily select and search a single source, a group of titles across a region or all titles available through their school's collection. Beyond, the customisable interface can feature direct links to specific titles, enabling students to access them with a single click.