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Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue from multiple or cross-curricular perspectives.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 40 Downloads
Current Events Scavenger Hunt
Students investigate the current events and how the media reports them. They interpret information and determine the likelihood of its accuracy. Sections strengthen geography skills while investigating portions of the world experiencing the most hardship.
4th - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 127 Downloads
New Review Current Event Project
One of the best ways to make history relevant and engaging is to analyze current events before they become history! Check out these project guidelines for a current event research paper, outlining the major required sections of the assignment (i.
4th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events
Teaching current events can be an amazingly-rewarding part of your teaching week. This resource presents twenty-five ways to incorporate current events into your curriculum. It offers some outstanding ideas, such as providing your learners with a list of things they must find on the front page of a newspaper.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 244 Downloads
Students research current events and simulate a newscast of a current news story. They watch the evening news and write a summary of a story of interest, conduct Internet research and complete a worksheet on a current event, and videotape a newsreport of a story.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 38 Downloads
Current Events Exploration
Sixth graders are introduced to how to search for currents events. Using the internet, they discover where to locate and interpret them. They complete a current events exploration worksheet and answer specific questions related to the articles.
6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
Current Events Lesson Plan 10
Students take a closer look at world events. For this current events lesson, students discuss the role of the newspaper throughout history. Students also discern which sources for news are credible and look at international newspapers online.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 90 Downloads
Pictographic Poetry of Current Events
Students discuss recent currents events as a class. Using one of the events, they write a poem about how they feel about the event in question. They choose specific symbols that relate to event and write a poem about it as well. They share and discuss each poem with the class.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Current Events and Prices
Young scholars read a recent article about the likelihood of a decrease or increase in prices of a specific consumer good. Using the Internet, they examine current events and make predictions about their effect on the economy. They write an essay expressing their thoughts and share it with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Voices of History: Relating Historic Events to Current Events
Students discuss the current events affecting the country today. In groups, they relate a historical event to a current event. They research and present the point of view of a historical figure in an interesting way. They compare and contrast the events of the past affect the future.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
Current Events Activity
Students investigate world news and create a performance from their research. In this current events lesson plan, students identify major political or news stories in the media and create a performance based on a character they will portray.
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 57 Downloads
Students read a newspaper thoroughly, choose one current event and write a short paragraph describing the event. The next day in class they play a scavenger hunt game looking for information about specfic stories in the newspaper.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 24 Downloads
Virtual Current Events Journal
Students record Current Events in a journal over the course of the semester to instill in them the importance of watching history unfold and use the Internet as the only resource to learn about the world around them.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
5 Themes Awareness of Current Event Issues
Students identify the 5 themes of geography as being location, place, human-environmental interaction, movement and region. They explain a current event from the perspective of each theme and their interrelationship..
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 70 Downloads
Culture, Climate, and Current Events
Students decide on a country to research as a class, keeping a list of the countries already being researched. Using the internet, they research the culture, climate and current events of the country. They end the instructional activity by compiling a list of websites where they gathered their information.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
What Do They Do? A Current Events Action
Students research and identify philanthropic organizations involved in current events. In this current events lesson plan, students search newspaper articles for philanthropic organizations, such as the Red Cross, and how they are related to a current event.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Current Events in Texas
Seventh graders choose an article out of a magazine or newspaper about a current event in Texas. Using the article, they write a summary making sure to note the main idea and answer the five W questions. They discover how the issue affects all of them.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download