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Welcome to Season 45 of NewsDepth!

NewsDepth is an award-winning instructional program that uses the news to connect Ohio third through eighth graders to the Common Core. NewsDepth invites students to respond to authentic non-fiction resources, providing opportunities for writing and deeper exploration.

  • View or download each weekly NewsDepth episode on this website. Now closed captioned on television AND the web! NewsDepth is taped on Wednesdays and each new episode is posted in late afternoon or early evening.
  • Each weekly online episode includes a description of each story, featured vocabulary, links to more information, pictures and video, as well as classroom lessons and writing activities.
  • Students can participate in each episode by sending their comments to newsdepth@ideastream.org. Several are featured each week, and many more are posted on the NewsDepth Speak Out page.
  • NewsDepth utilizes the concept of “deep learning,” to help students ask their own questions about the news, make new connections, and get in the flow of learning.

A 2012 survey showed that 91% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth video and web-based resources contribute to their teaching; and 74% agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth improves their students’ academic performance.

Recent Entries

Obama, Castro Hold First Talk Between Nations in 50 Years

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro meet face-to-face

Part Of Fishing Boat Destroyed In Japan Tsunami Found Off Oregon Coast

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Debris found in Oregon thought to be from 2011 tsunami

Flying Fish Attack Rowing Crew

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Talk about a fishy situation

First-Ever Hologram Protest Takes to the Streets in Spain

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Spanish activists staged the world's first virtual protest

New Delhi Has the World's Worst Air Pollution

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The World Health Organization measured air quality levels in cities around the world

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant: Robot Records Dangerous Radiation Levels

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Robot records dangerous levels of radiation before getting stuck

BP Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Examining the long-term effects of one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. History

Ohio Headlines

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
A presidential candidate goes incognito, a massive slip and slide, and a scholarship for a hardworking athlete

Coloring Books Gain Popularity

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Coloring books for adults top Amazon bestseller list

Postal Service Releases Maya Angelou Stamp With Quote From Another Author

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Always good to check your facts

Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Gets Her Own Asteroid

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Asteroid 316201 is now officially named “Malala” in the NASA record books

Texas Boy Discovers Dinosaur Bones

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The bones are thought to belong to a group of dinosaurs called Nodosaurs

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