New King of Spain

Spain is a democracy that has both a Prime Minister and a King. This week, King Felipe VI became the new King of Spain. The previous King was his father, Juan Carlos, who had been King of the country for over 40 years.


Check your understanding:


1. Who became the new King of Spain?


2. Who was the previous King?

Democracy - type of government where the people make choices together


Prime Minister - leader like a President

King Felipe VI with his family

The World Cup Begins

The World Cup began this past week in Brazil. The World Cup is a soccer tournament where different countries compete against each other. Fans from all over the world travel to Brazil to support their countries.


Check your understanding:


1. Where is the World Cup being held this year?


2. What is the World Cup?

Tournament - competition

Support - to cheer for

World Cup Trophy

The NBA Championship

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. The NBA is a set of teams that play basketball against each other. San Antonio won the best-of-7 series by winning 4 games while Miami only won 1 game. San Antonio is now the NBA Champion.


Check your understanding:


1. Which team won the NBA Championship?


2. How many games did San Antonio win? How many did Miami win?

Defeated - beat


Best-of-7 - whoever wins more games out of 7, wins the series


Champion - the best team

The Spurs won the NBA Champion.

SpaceX's Plan

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, the electric car company, is trying to put humans on Mars. His company is called SpaceX and wants to find a way to have humans on Mars with 30 years. He wants to be able to create a colony on the planet where people can stay.


Check your understanding:


1. Who is Elon Musk?


2. What is the name of his company?

Founder - creator


Colony - place for people to live in a new place

Elon Musk