This worksheet is an excellent, short homework activity for students to complete weekly as a way of staying informed on current events. It asks students to choose a news article to summarize, evaluate bias, and delve deeper into topics they are unfamiliar with.
This activity is most effective when students are assingned current events groups at the beginning of the year. Within their groups, students should switch between news topics (ie: world news, domestic news, politics, science & technology, business & culture etc.) week to week. Students should bring their completed current events hand out in each Friday & dedicate 15-20 minutes at the beginning of class to sharing their news topic with their groups and discussing the questions they have developed from their topics.