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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.
Science Current Events Lessons
You can use current events to increase student understanding of both science concepts and language arts skills.
Current events in Africa
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias and perspective in the texts they read.
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.
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.
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.
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an article titled "Suspect in L.A. Shootings Surrenders to F.B.I" from the New York Times. Note: You could use a less-dated article to bring current events to your language arts lesson. The featured article is from 1999.
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.
Current Events Lesson Plan 10
Students take a closer look at world events. In 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. Students select new stores and complete current event worksheets about them.
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.
Current Events and Prices
Students 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.
Weekly Current Events
Students examine current events every week. Using the internet, they complete searches about specific events. In groups, they gather information to share with the class and discuss any opposing viewpoints.
Voices of History: Relating Historic Events to Current Events
Pupils 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.
Current Events Activity
Students investigate world news and create a performance from their research. In this current events lesson, students identify major political or news stories in the media and create a performance based on a character they will portray. Students perform their act in front of the class in order to spread the news.
Learners 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.
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..
5 Themes Awareness of Current Event Issues
Young scholars analyze newspaper articles for the 5 themes of geography. They create a colorful portfolio explaining how each theme: location, place, etc. is relevant in a chosen current event.
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.
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 lesson by compiling a list of websites where they gathered their information.
What's the Big Idea? Current Events
Provide the class with a helpful way to analyze print media describing current events. They read an article from a reliable news or media source and then use the attached worksheet to capture vital information. A great resource that is sure to help middle schoolers better understand how to read with purpose.