The “Current Events Article” sheet is a way for students to become informed of the events taking place in the world around them in conjunction with practicing source citation using MLA formatting. This single sheet (front and back) provides five days of bell work for students. The students begin by researching news articles on the first day, and they end the week by reading some of the articles chosen by other students and writing comments about those articles. We use an online discussion board tool as a way for the students to communicate and see the news article links they have posted. The sheet you are downloading is labeled “Week 1,” but we use this same bell work assignment for several weeks by simply changing the week number on the document.
*Note: Access to the internet is required for completion of this assignment.