This year I have decided to have my student create blog posts for their current events. I have divided them into table groups of 4-5 students. We created a blog for each table group and the students are all authors. The blogs are modified by the school and we have chosen strict privacy settings, so no one from the outside can see them. The students each create a post based upon an article they read from Newsbank (You don't have to use Newsbank, as you need a subscription). Then they must comment on the posts of the other group members. This file contains a handout for the month of September. I will change the focus each month to include a different focus. For example, October will be an article that includes the UN, since UN day is October 24th.