To become familiar with some of the leading national and international news stories.
1 class period
In this lesson, class members are directed to look through newspaper articles about major national and international events and developments. A list of topics that the stories should relate to, such as politics, economy, Congress, Supreme Court, environment, and several more, is given. Students may also use articles not related to the list of topics if approved by the teacher.
For each news story selected (I have my kids select five and have designed this lesson for that number), students read the article in its entirety and summarize the main points. Spaces are provided on the lesson pages for the summaries to be written, along with the headline and date of each article.
This lesson can be used at any time and as often as you want through the school year. When using it, you can tell the students how many days they have to do the news stories.
Teacher Instructions included.