CURRENT EVENTS ASSIGNMENT Directions: Use the link below to research a current event that interests you:
http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/News Save this assignment form as a googledocs document. Complete questions 1-8 below and share this completed form with me at email@example.com. What kind of current events to look for:
Appropriate: Not really appropriate:
Politics: war, scandal, conflict, laws, elections, politically controversial ideas, etc…
Sports : No game recaps, scores, significant playoff victories. If an athlete or athletic event had a large impact on society then maybe, but run it by me 1st.
Health and Welfare (viruses, vaccines, safety issues, health studies)
Entertainment :no celebs or gossip news
Business and Economy (stock market news and trends, big investments, national and international economic news, etc…)
Irrelevant News: ads, cartoons, stories that have little impact on the community, articles shorter than 100 words
Science and Technology (new inventions, scientific research, space exploration, etc…)
Complete all questions below: 1. Title of your current event: 2. Source (cut and past link): 3. WHO is the news clip about? 4. WHEN did the event take place? 5. WHERE did the event take place? 6. Please summarize the article below in at least 5 well written complete sentences
7. Share your opinion about the article. How do you feel about the issue?