Current events Teacher Resources
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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...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Current Events Rubric
Here is a rubric that can be used for your next current event assignment. It details what should be included in each paragraph of the event description and analysis, as well as other requirements for work habits and presentation.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
A Better Class of Journal-ists
Young academics create a current events journal by skimming newspapers for articles that fit defined guidelines for informational texts. After cutting out two articles each week to add to their journals, they write a brief description of...
1st - 12th English Language Arts
Social Studies Current Event Worksheet
Who, what, when, where, why, and how. This current events worksheet uses the traditional news article format and asks reviewers to record information included in a self-selected, current events article. Class members then use the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Current Events Affect Us
Elementary and middle schoolers research a current event using various resources. They participate in a class discussion to evaluate the information they gathered on a particular event. Additionally, they discuss the concepts of common...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners will...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Unit 5: Current Events Scavenger Hunt-Linking the Classroom and the World
Students explore the media's reporting of world events and issues. After identifying countries reported in newspapers, students locate the country on a map. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students search for as many...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
New Review 100 People: Global Issues Through Our Lens
If the world were 100 people...17 would not have access to safe drinking water, 18 would not be able to read or write, and 52 would not have a primary education. Using the theme of "100 people," this resource explores other major issues...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed