This assignment focuses on the many concerns facing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Zika virus, pollution, political instability, Russian doping scandal, inflation, etc.). Students will investigate these concerns by examining news sources which have been reporting daily on these above issues.
Using the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website, students will take an in-depth look at the Zika virus. This includes the history of the virus as well as its prevention, transmission, symptoms, treatment, geographic scope, etc.
Students will end the assignment by using a free, web-based platform to create a Rio Olympics collage with a theme focused upon the many concerns leading up the Games.
A good companion to my "2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" assignment!