Current events are a very important part of my syllabus in all classes. I present authentic material on a regular basis in classes of all levels, and I do several activities in class based on such material. In my advanced classes, though, they are the heart of the lessons.
I have class discussions and activities on politics, economy, science, art, music and all the AP themes. Starting from March 23, though, I started to put some of this news in a video to present to classes and share with my colleagues around the world.
Every 15 days or so, I post a video on my YouTube channel to show students in levels IV, V and Advanced Placement.
If you like this activity, you might check the Flash News playlist on my channel.