The National Current Events League consists of four (4) meets (Contests) held at your school during the school year. Each Meet consists of 30 multiple choice questions and may be adminstered comfortably within one class period. Each of the Meets will be based on current events in the following time frame:
|Time Period||Meet Date|
|Sep. 1 - Oct. 17||Oct. 31, 2013|
|Oct. 18- Dec. 15||Jan. 9, 2014|
|Dec.16- Jan. 30||Feb. 13, 2014|
|Jan. 31- Mar. 6||March 20, 2014|
You will receive two copies of the questions for each Contest you enter. Please duplicate as many copies as you need. Answer keys will be provided. There is no limit to the number of students who may participate. The students are to work independently on the questions. Each test is to be proctored and graded by the school. The top ten individual's names and their scores are to be posted on our website. The sum of these top ten scores is the school's team score. All schools can view the results on our website following each Meet. You will receive questions for meet 1 by Oct. 28, 2013, meet 2 by Jan. 2, 2014, meet 3 by Feb. 10, 2014, meet 4 by Mar. 17, 2014 and School Awards by Jan. 30, 2014.
Each Meet will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions. Each Meet has a time limit of 25 minutes and may be comfortably administered within one class period. This will allow you time to discuss the meet immediately after it has taken place. The questions will be selected from the following areas and will be appropriate to the individual grade level involved: General News, Arts & Entertainment, Science & Health, Business & Finance, Sports.
Each team will receive 11 awards- 1 medal and 10 certificates. Each additional team that your school registers entitles you to receive 1 additional set of awards. There are also individual and team awards on the national level. Please register by October 15, 2013.
FOCUS on the NEWS
Get students excited about current events every week while prepping for the National Current Events League contests. FOCUS on the NEWS offers 66 current events practice questions each week in a point-value quiz-game format. Just print the weekly PDF with the quiz game, current events geography lesson and corresponding crossword puzzle and you've got your week's current events lesson plan. Students develop a greater awareness of important news topics such as politics and world events while teachers get a valuable and timely curriculum resource. Whether you're an Academic Coach, a Current Events, Journalism or Geography Teacher or a Homeschool Parent, you'll find FOCUS on the NEWS weekly quiz game, MAPmaster and crossword puzzle a complete weekly current events curriculum resource. Request a free PDF sample today to try in your classroom. (click here)