News stories in pictures

When I came across this site I thought it was a wonderful resource to use in the classroom.  If you haven’t come across The Big Picture, take a look.  Taking a few minutes at the beginning of a lesson to reflect on what is going on in the world is a great lesson in itself.   The images that go with the news stories make the news articles suitable to share with primary students.  Great also for the ESL classroom.

Shattered roofs of collapsed houses are seen against the backdrop of snow-covered mountains after an earthquake in the Italian village of Onna April 6, 2009.