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FREE Current Event Articles: Foreign Language, Social Stud
FREE Current Event Articles: Foreign Language, Social Stud
FREE Current Event Articles: Foreign Language, Social Stud
FREE Current Event Articles: Foreign Language, Social Stud
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Let's dispel the myth of the "ignorant American" by allowing an opportunity for our students to study current events in other countries on a regular basis.


This could be a weekly, monthly, semester or year long project for any classroom! This activity is perfectly suited for a government class, world history, social studies or foreign language class. But I can see this research being done in so many different classes. It would be a wonderful activity for a speech/public speaking class too.


I wrote this document for use in my Spanish classes, but as you can see, it can easily be changed for any foreign language classroom, social studies, or government class. And being the creative teacher that YOU are, I'm sure you can think of many more applications!

My students are having a blast this semester with this activity. They know that every Thursday their Current Event Article is due, and they get to share the articles they found for the week with their classmates. I also offer a few points of extra credit for students who share their articles in front of the class-- You wouldn't believe how many students clamber to share their articles! And they find the most interesting news!! They're not only keeping themselves and their classmates up to date on worldnews, they're helping to keep ME up to date! My only regret is that I didn't start using this at the beginning of the school year!

I hope this document works for you! If you have a wonderful experience or anecdote about using this product in your class, please share it here! And please visit my other products. Thank you!

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On  February 18, 2014MFulmer (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you! This will be great for my middle school students who think the world is so small. I am following you now and am excited to see what's next!
On  February 19, 2014LaProfesoraFrida answered:
I'm so glad this lesson will be useful to you!! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. So proud to have you as a follower!
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On  August 18, 2013Maria Sanders Ingram (TpT Seller) said:
This will be helpful for the contemporary issues class I just found out I would be teaching. Thanks.
On  August 18, 2013LaProfesoraFrida answered:
Awesome! I'm so glad this will be helpful to you!
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On  May 19, 2013Y Villa (TpT Seller) said:
Love it!
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Gracias! :)
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On  April 2, 2013Deborah Fields (TpT Seller) said:
Mil gracias por este recurso tan aplicable.
On  April 3, 2013LaProfesoraFrida answered:
Muchas gracias!
Thank YOU so much for taking the time to leave a positive rating on this activity! :D
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On  October 18, 2012Carrie Carstens (TpT Seller) said:
I currently writing a cultural explorations class curriculum, and this will fit in nicely. So many kids today don't have a clue what's going on in the world, this is a great way for them to learn.
On  October 18, 2012LaProfesoraFrida answered:
I agree! It's so sad that a lot (dare I say MOST?) of our students don't have a clue what's happening around the world. It's so great to be able to offer an avenue for students to learn more about the news of the day-- from around the world! :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave positive feedback for me!
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On  November 9, 2011Connie (TpT Seller) said:
Good idea; so many students don't read a newspaper or watch the news. I'm going to give this to social studies teachers at my school.
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On  September 25, 2011Mark Aaron (TpT Seller) said:
Well done. A nice item to complement my current events program!
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On  August 27, 2011Derrick Brown (TpT Seller) said:
Very adaptable to other subjects / genres, and proof positive that products don't have to be long to be strong!

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Great for many classes. Thanks for sharing!
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On  August 17, 2011Lisa Tarman (TpT Seller) said:
So nice to have editable file! This really could be adapted for ANY class. Thanks!
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On  August 16, 2011Scipi (TpT Seller) said:
Finally, an assignment that isn't pages long!
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Creative and professional product, as always :)
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On  August 16, 2011Secondary Solutions (TpT Seller) said:
Great product! I think this would be a fabulous activity for an English Language Arts class as well!
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Thanks for the next generation's current events.
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Important to make current events a part of our classrooms - great assignment!
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Looks like an engaging, fun, tech-based classroom assignment. I want to try this myself!
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On  August 14, 2011Mark Welch (TpT Seller) said:
Clear, concise assignment sheet.
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On  November 22, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Your products are great and are saving me this year when I have 4 all new preps. Please do something for long form possessive adjectives! Thanks!
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On  November 23, 2012LaProfesoraFrida answered:
Ok! Thank you for your feedback and thank you for the suggestion! I'll see what I can do! :)
On  November 6, 2011Donna Baker (TpT Seller) asked:
Thank you for your free offering this week. I have downloaded it for use in my Biodiversity unit. I have left a rating.

I see that you have a lot of spanish resources. Perhaps you would like to check out my offering of Spanish Reading Strategy posters:
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On  November 6, 2011LaProfesoraFrida answered:
Thank you so much, I will check out the reading strategy poster! :)
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On  August 16, 2011LaProfesoraFrida answered:
Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback! I will definitely check out your product and take a look at your blog! Gracias!
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