E sure to turn in your article with your presentation. Part 1



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Current Events Assignment
This assignment is to be completed in 3 parts. Please read the directions below and complete the attached graphic organizers. Be sure to turn in your article with your presentation.
Part 1: The first part is a short summary of the current event. Make sure that you read the article, highlight or underline key words and concepts, then write your summary in your own words. DO NOT copy word for word. If you do not understand the article ask someone at home to read it with you and discuss it. Keep the summary simple and brief as possible, but include all the important information like: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
Part 2: The second part should answer the following questions:
1. What is happening because of this event?
2. Who is it going to affect?
3. How is it going to affect a large population of the world, your community, your school, your family or you?
4. What is it that makes this event an important event?

Part 3: The third part of the assignment is your reaction to what you read. Take a stand and say what you really think about the event and how this event will affect others. You may say whatever you believe here, but make sure that you support your opinion with facts from the current event.
Presentation: Because all students learn differently and have different strengths and weaknesses I would like to give you an opportunity to choose how you will present your article to the class.

You might create a poster, diorama, podcast, powerpoint, a written essay, or another computer based presentation. If you have an idea about how you would like to present your article and need help, please talk to me about it.


All materials needed for your presentation must be brought into school on or before your assigned presentation day.

(Remember that different articles may give different information, answer as many as possible. Do not write in complete sentences; just write notes)

Who:




What:





Where:





When:





Why/How:




1. What is happening because of this event?






2. Who is it going to affect?




3. How is it going to affect a large population of the world, your community, your school, your family or you?




4. What is it that makes this event an important event?



Current Events Rubric




Part 1 /1


You have completed a summary of

your event including all key information.


Part 2 /1


You have answered all four questions in your presentation, and completed the graphic organizer.

Part 3 /1


You have included your opinion and

thoughts on the topic.

Presentation /1

You have created a poster, diorama, power point, podcast, written essay, or an online presentation (wiki, webpage etc) to present your current event. This is to be completed at home using whatever media you feel most comfortable using. Be creative.



Total Score __________/4


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