This article is in collaboration with WORLD Watch.
Finding a safe source for our children to learn about current events can be quite a challenge. As parents, we understand the importance of helping our children access the news, but it can be time-consuming and difficult to filter secular news sources. We want to protect our charges, while at the same time ensuring that they have a general understanding of the things happening at home and abroad.
That’s where WORLD Watch can help! They have done the hard work of not only filtering out the pseudo-news but also of presenting important material in a way that is God-honoring and easy for students to comprehend.
This biblically-based company produces short, ten-minute, daily videos on current events with reports covering history, science, technology, government, economics, world cultures, and so much more. Each episode also includes a feature story that focuses on fun and interesting educational information.
WORLD News Group began reporting in 1981 and has since become a trusted source for students and families to learn more about the world through news from a biblical perspective. In a time when hearing the news can be so discouraging and disheartening, WORLD Watch presents a more positive and uplifting option. While teens are the target audience for WORLD Watch, students of all ages can enjoy the video segments.
With a subscription, an email will arrive in your inbox each weekday morning at around 5:30 am EST. The email includes a short outline of the topics covered in that day’s segment as well as a convenient link that takes you directly to the video. The video can be watched all at once, or broken up throughout the day, whichever works best for your schedule. You can also view the video as many times as you’d like, or even watch previous videos, which are categorized by months.
The topics covered in each video are summarized underneath the date. This makes finding content on certain topics very easy. The site also features a powerful search engine where you can type in your keywords to find every video segment containing that keyword.
You can also access all of the feature stories that have been presented within the daily videos. These stories cover things like animals, various careers and occupations, holidays, countries, cultures, and much more.
A quick switch over to the Newscasts section of the site will provide all of the news stories that have been recorded. These are organized by month and include both national and international news topics.
The host for WORLD Watch is Brian Basham who has spent more than 15 years as a news anchor and meteorologist for stations in El Paso, Tucson, Memphis, and finally Charlotte, NC where he currently resides with his wife and children. He is joined by a team of reporters dedicated to bringing factual stories from a biblical perspective.
The videos are well composed with timely footage and professional editing. From transitions to sound, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a WORLD Watch video and one produced by a deep-pocketed news network. This professional presentation is certain to capture the attention of students and keep them engaged.
A visit to the WORLD Watch website will give you the opportunity to stream free for 30 days, receive a full-length video direct to your inbox, or get a sneak peek behind the scenes to find out what WORLD Watch News is all about and how they are working to bring news literacy, biblical discernment, and critical thinking into homes across the country.
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