The possibilities are endless for this assignment! You can use it in class or as homework, as work for early finishers, as part of a research project, as a way to connect history to present events and places, or in conjunction with a larger current events or geography unit.
Use this 2-page handout to guide students as they analyze print and Internet news articles and the significance of current events. This handout will lead students to create a short, structured current events report. Students will write a short summary of their article and identify the current event’s significance to their lives, community, state, or country. A completed example of a current events report is also included.
A grading checklist or rubric is not included in the download. I have graded this assignment several different ways in the past—assigning point values for each element, a checklist, etc. It’s best for you to determine how to grade it based on your needs and classroom use.
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