Disclaimer~ I received a COMPLIMENTARY copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Good morning, friends!
How do you start your day? Growing up, I remember my dad reading the paper and watching the morning news before heading off to work. Sadly, this is a habit I didn't pick up. I tried watching the news when the kids were little but often found the material not appropriate or not real news. I wanted to know what was going on in the world, not which celebrity was having a baby or what the newscasters had done the night before. As the kids got older, I found the news more and more biased. Sure, we could watch multiple stations to get the full story, but who really has time for that. We just wanted the news presented in a straightforward manner. Facts, not opinions! So when we were asked to review WORLD Watch news, we were very interested in seeing how the news and current events were presented!
WORLD Watch news is a video current events program designed to give busy homeschooling (or non-homeschooling) families the news in just 10 minutes! The videos focus on current events and give them the attention they need and deserve. Families will learn what is going on in the world around them from biblically sound headlines, news briefs, and feature stories.
Parents can feel confident that the news being presented is safe for their families. It allows families to encourage their children to be aware of news literacy without the fear of having them see topics they do not feel are appropriate.
So How Does WORLD Watch Work?
An annual subscription allows families to receive an email for each weekday of the week. So Monday through Friday, an email will be sent and families will be able to watch a quick 10-minute video presenting the current events for that day. The videos can also be found on the WORLD Watch website. The videos can easily be sent to the family's TV to watch the news video together too.
The company is currently working on a TV and mobile app. They hope to have this released within the next year!
WORLD Watch news reports cover history, technology, science, economics, government, world cultures, and more.
So for example, today's topics covered were.....
Taliban takes over entirety of Afghanistan
Acapulco recovers from earthquake
El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as official currency
Arlington explains budget with Legos
Caleb reports on flyovers
The program director and host is Brian Basham. He's been in broadcasting for over 15 years. He presents the news in a clear, precise manner. No drama, no opinions. He presents the facts!
What Did We Think About WORLD Watch News?
For this review, we received a 6-month subscription. The company offers an annual subscription, as well as a monthly subscription.
WORLD Watch news reminded me of a program we had in my Catholic high school. Each morning during homeroom, we'd watch a 10-15 minute news program geared to high school students. It covered the current events going on at that time. At that time, the big news was the Persian Gulf war. It helped us stay on top of what was going on in the world without all the other unnecessary topics out there.
As a parent of two teens, I found the quick, easy-to-follow 10-minute videos perfect for teens. They presented a variety of topics, especially the most top current events. There was no drama, talk of inappropriate things, and I loved how the program focused on important issues. Kids are already bombarded with images of famous people and what they do on social media. Having current events covered is so much more important. Kids need to be aware of the issue going on in the world. They need to be more aware of these things than what shoes some girl wore for a night out on the town.
"I think we risk becoming the best-informed society
that has ever died of ignorance."
~ Reuben Blades
Michael enjoyed the lack of "extra" talk that is so often found in everyday news channels. He just wants the news, nothing more. He hates listening to the regular news and hearing all the gossip. He finds it rather annoying. He liked that the news segments were short and quick to the point.
Therese felt the program was O.K. She liked the fact that just the news was presented. There was no extra "garbage" she had to sit through. She feels that if she wanted to know about pop culture she can find that out all on her own on social media. It doesn't need to be the main focus of the news.
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Till Next Time,