Encourage your students to read the news and get them to report on a current event that happened within the USA! This is a very easy way for me to incorporate current events at an age appropriate level. I have my 5th graders read a news article, complete the note sheet, and present on their current event in class. The presentations take just a few minutes and then students can ask questions. This has provided excellent discussion in my classroom! This also is a great way to encourage my students to read nonfiction text. My students do this during the fall semester and then during spring semester they can do a current event from anywhere in the world.