Penpal News is a great free site for MS/HS students for engaging in online dialogues on real-world issues.
Here is some more info from their email...
"Our current Red-Blue initiative has been featured in the New York Times. We pair students
from red states and blue states to discuss issues such as immigration,
education and health care. Each exchange lasts 6 weeks, with one
45-minute lesson each week that students can complete in class or at
home, depending on the teacher's preference. We already have more than
6,000 students in 25 states participating."
I highly recommend checking out Penpal News by clicking here!!!
Below is a brief video...