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Currents Issues

Channel One News
Channel One News is the teen source for breaking national news, music, sports, homework help, and fun games and quizzes, all with a student focus.

News Hour Extra
NewsHour Extra Student is a special resource where you'll find current and archived stories on issues pertinent to teens, written for teens based on reports from the program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

The Learning Network
The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content.. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes, learn the Word of the Day, try our Test Yourself questions, complete a Fill-In or read our Poetry Pairings. Join the conversation by commenting on any post. We'd love to hear what you think!

Global Youth Action Network
Global Youth Action Network's monthly newsletter about the global youth movement provides a snapshot of news, events, campaigns and opportunities relevant to anyone interested and involved in youth activism


E-Zines
 
 Alloy Magazine
Alloy provides the largest combination of daily news and information targeted to male and female teenagers. World, national, entertainment, sports, style, music and event information is updated throughout the day.


Bolt
Online newspaper for high school and college teens. Make your own Bolt page or visit the chats or message boards to discuss important teen issues

. Cyberteens
"Where creative teens rule". This site offers a zine full of prose, poetry, and art by talented teens. Fun and games, news and views, work and school. You can submit your own stories and artwork to Cyberteens!

Lucky Magazine
This ezine's about every girl's favorite hobby; shopping! Read up on the latest fashion.

Next Step Magazine
Offers information for high school students on colleges, careers, and life in general.

Seventeen.com
Finally, the magazine teen girls love is online!

TeenInk: A Magazine by Teens for Teens
Submit your own stories, then sit back and view other teens' work, reviews, interviews, and art.


Entertainment

CelebrityWonder.com
You'll read about your favorite movie stars and find great photos here. There's also a section on this week's movies.

GamePro.com
GamePro.com offers news, reviews, previews and features on all things gaming. Catch celebrity interviews, and movie reviews, as well as the latest on games and gaming hardware for every PS3, XBOX360, Wii, PC, PSP, DS and iPhone.

Marvel Entertainment
Home of X-Men, Spiderman and other cartoon heroes. All things Marvel can be found here.



Homework Help
 
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
B.J. Pinchbeck, a Pennsylvania teen, created this site with his father in 1996. You'll find over 700 excellent homework web links here. The motto of the site is "If you can't find it here, you just can't find it".

Chatterbee's Homework Help Center
This site links to homework help sites for the Arts, General Reference, Health/Medicine, Science, and Social Studies.

Education Resources
Directory of links to homework subjects online. The topic-by-topic breakdown makes this site very easy to use.

Exploratorium
Exploratorium is a museum of art, science, and human perception.

Quiz  Hub
The High School Hub offers excellent free online homework help for high school students. It features both general and specific resource subject guides, as well as college information and other featured topics.


Learning Expres LibraryLearning Express Library. Writing and math courses, practice tests for the ACT and SAT tests, computer classes,and more. Instant grading and evaluation of writing samples. Improve your grades or get into the college of your choice with the highest test scores..


shmoop
Shmoop provides help with Literature, US History and Poetry for High School and College students. Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, history, poetry and writing). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time. The mission of Shmoop: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.

Issues Important to Teens

Al-Anon/Alateen
If you are someone you know has been affected by someone else's drinking, Al-Anon/Alateen can offer help and support. Click on Meeting Info to find out about a support group that meets near you.

Ask the Dietician: Anorexia
Questions and answers for teens dealing with or researching anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Useful suggestions for helping friends with these issues. .

Teen Central.net
What's it like being a teen today? Who knows better than other teens! If you've got a story to tell or are trying to solve a problem, this site for teens, by teens is the place for you. Totally real, totally anonymous, totally for teens. Write in and within 24 hours a licensed conselor will respond to your questions or comments.

Teen Dream Doctor
Do you wonder what your dreams really mean? The Dream Doctor will answer your questions. Submit your dream, read about other teens' dreams, or check out the online dictionary for dream interpretations.

TeensHealth
This site addresses personal issues that teens are facing today. Check out the Q & A section for quick answers to many questions.


Jobs/Careers

College Bound Network
Getting ready for college? Check out this interactive guide to college, and get the real scoop on life after high school.

Find Applications.com
Find and download the job application you need. This site contains mostly fast food & restaurant applications in a format you can print and download. Apply for the job you want today. By printing an application, and showing up to a prospective employee with your completed application, you will often increase your chances of employment. .

Guide to the Business of Babysitting
Everything you need to know about being a successful babysitter is available on this site, from planning play activities to great business practices.


Learning Express Library. Writing and math courses, practice tests for the ACT and SAT tests, computer classes,and more. Instant grading and evaluation of writing samples. Improve your grades and get into the college of your choice.


Occupational Outlook Handbook
"Revised every two years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."

Quintessential Careers
Named as one of "the top 50 most awesome websites for teens" by NextSTEP Magazine, this site offers help in finding a summer job or the right college, as well as financial aid resources. If you're a teen thinking about your future, this is a great place to start!

SnagAJob.com
"Want to find part-time jobs for the spring? Ready to start looking for summer jobs? The traditional methods of job searching have been replaced. SnagAJob.com is now your source for finding part-time and seasonal jobs."


Money Matters


Teen Consumer Scrapbook
Protect yourself against get-rich-quick schemes and other scams. Learn your legal rights and be a smart teen consumer. We are a group of high school students who want to share our consumer knowledge with you. All the articles found on this site are written about topics that we as teenagers were interested in; we hope that you will benefit from our research.