This activity allows students to pick an event in the news that interests them. They must research it and then present this event to the class. This is great for getting students comfortable with the elements of news papers. It also allows students to get in touch with the world around them, while also letting them teach their peers about issues that they find interesting, frustrating, or appealing to them.
This activity is also great for helping students work on their oral communication skills by presenting information to their peers.