Ds is very interested in current events. He wants to start watching the news. He's 10, and will turn 11 at the end of the month.
I really really dislike TV news as I find it sensationalist. I will only listen to NPR and/or the BBC. I also read our local newspaper, but it's not great for international news, and only so-so for all but the biggest national stories.
I suspect, however, that ds might get more out of seeing the news. Is there something that's not too sensationalist and bloody that a 5th grader could watch?