Did you know you can receive free DVDs on current events topics to arrive in your snail mail? They include a free Teacher Guide and there are no catches.
The videos are created by John Stossel, formerly of ABC News and of Fox Business News. Stossel in the Classroom will mail you two free DVDs on current events topics, shipped free! Although the content is relevant to what’s currently going on in the world, the opinions may not be what your family prefers, so you may want to preview the content (I’ll tell you how below). In our homeschool, we like our teens to listen to different opinions while forming their own. We watch the DVDs together, and then have many debates over the topics.
I’d suggest these DVDs especially for high schoolers, though they may also be interesting to older middle school and college age students.
The 2018 DVD includes fourteen video segments covering social studies, civics, economics, government, science, law, business, and psychology. A few of the titles: Private Parks, Why Politicians Don’t Cut Spending, and Private Frontier: Space. There are subtitles in both English and Spanish. There is also an accompanying Teacher Guide (also in English and Spanish) containing lesson plans, graphic organizers, activity suggestions, viewing guides, assessment, and vocabulary.
To Learn More about the Free Current Events DVDs:
View segments of each of the 2018 episodes to screen them, or to prepare your lesson before the DVD arrives (scroll down the page for 2017 segments).
How to Order the Free Current Events DVDS — they’ll come in your snail mail!
You’ll have to do a quick registration (since they’re mailing it to your address, that makes sense, right?). I haven’t received any spam or junk mail from Stossel in the Classroom; just the DVDs!
Visit Stossel in the Classroom to order the 2017 and 2018 DVDs. They will be shipped free (US only, probably?). Order your free DVDs at Stossel in the Classroom
View the free teacher guides here (you’ll need to be signed in)
Want another free current events DVD, from a different source?
I reviewed and highlighted Izzit a long time ago, and haven’t taken time to update that post, but it looks like they’ll still mail you a free DVD on current events, too!
note: I moved the comments since 2010 to this latest post as I redirected those old posts to this new one, since we may no longer request previous years’ DVDs.