How to Use btw: Stuff You Should Know



The btw Web site delivers current events straight to your students or your classroom. The site provides relevant, informative, and engaging content and is updated regularly. Read more to find out how the site works and what you can find there.

The Top Stories

The first thing you see are the “Top Stories.” Posted articles address key events in the United States and around the world. Written to be read and understood by Middle School and High School students, each story is informative, educational, and interesting.

Multimedia content and Web links woven throughout the articles develop 21st century skills and allow students to learn and work in an online environment that is second-nature to them.

Each article includes unique assessment activities that allow your students to go beyond what is posted to “Dig Deeper” and share what they have learned. Use these as in-class activities, for enrichment, or for at-home assignments.


Ongoing articles are organized into Feature boxes below the Top Stories. Explore interviews with interesting people, read a series of stories on the nation’s economy, and more.

Connect and Share

The btw site is constantly updated with new material. Check back often to discover news you can use in your classroom.

Bookmark the btw URL and put it in your Favorite Web sites.

You can also subscribe to the btw RSS feed—new articles are delivered straight to you. Subscribe to the RSS feed by clicking on the link in the Connect & Share box displayed with the Modules.

Use the SHARE button to post your favorite articles to a blog, to Facebook, to MySpace, or one of several other social media Web sites.