This worksheet is designed as a guide to CNN Student News. I use this alongside my weekly Current Event Research paper. Using this worksheet has allowed my students to further their understanding of world geography, create short opinion statements as well as understand cause and effect. I collect the world map at the end of the month. This way it allows them to see where a majority of the major events are happening in the world and causes them to analyze why. There are many similar products on TPT. Feel free to take my idea and modify it to meet your needs!