I designed this project to help my students be well read on current events to give them a wealth of knowledge of various topics and ideas that they could use for concrete examples for the persuasive essay on the AP Language exam. (I don't allow them to use hypothetical examples.) This project gives the opportunity to read from various sources. It was also helpful for the students who were also taking AP US History so this project could be used for an APUSH course as well. Included are a variety of newspaper articles from 2016-2017 as well.