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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

NewsDepth 2014-2015 Episode #29

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
NewsDepth 2014-2015 Episode #29

EPISODE #29 WORDS OF THE WEEK

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Key words from this week's show!

EPISODE #29 WRITING PROMPT

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Question of the week

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

NewsDepth 2014-2015 Episode #28

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
NewsDepth 2014-2015 Episode #28

Students From Mrs. Luken's Class at Isham Elementary Sing a Catchy Tune

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
'NewsDepth Rocks'

EPISODE #28 WORDS OF THE WEEK

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Key words from this week's show!

What Are Dogs Thinking?

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Researchers put volunteer dogs through a series of tests

EPISODE #28 WRITING PROMPT

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Question of the week

Know Ohio

NewsDepth
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Salamander Migration

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