This assignment was used to keep high school health students up-to-date on current health news. Students were responsible for summarizing one health news item per week throughout the semester. I typically asked that their news item selected be current (i.e. published that week or that month) however, I made exceptions when students were interested in reading up on a specific topic.
Students in my class had to complete 8 article summaries (one PPT slide per article) over the course of 10 weeks (2 "skip" weeks). I posted this PPT on google classroom at the beginning of the semester, and students were responsible for filling out one slide of their PPT each week. Student instructions are included and editable. At the end of each week, I would have a few students briefly share their summary with the class and we would discuss as time allowed. I required each student to share at least twice throughout the semester.
This resource is completely editable so you could change the number of slides or wording to meet your needs. This could also be changed to "This Week in ____" to keep students informed on any type of news.