Current events Teacher Resources
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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 37 Views 33 Downloads 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 from multiple or cross-curricular perspectives.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 44 Downloads
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 67 Views 253 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 437 Downloads 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 discussing singular violent acts in the name of social justice, they create a piece that responds to current events.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 21 Downloads
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 creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 39 Views 136 Downloads
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 instructional activity to capture vital information. A great resource that is sure to help middle schoolers better understand how to read with purpose.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 99 Downloads
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.
7th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's the News?
Incorporate current events into the daily classroom routine by completing and maintaining a current events journal to be used throughout the year. Pupils write and present a news report that includes an event from the past, an event from the present, and an event in the future!
3rd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 107 Downloads
Speaking Out About Kosovo
Invite your class to reflect on the responsibility of newspapers to act as vehicles for citizens to voice their opinions. Using an article to gain factual info. about gov't strategies in dealing with current events in Kosovo, students write Voices articles discussing their opinion on the United States' involvement in the conflict in Kosovo.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 the main idea for each story.
1st - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 160 Downloads
Let's Discuss Current Events
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles and discuss the Five W's in groups.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 408 Downloads
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 good, rights, and civic duty as they pertains to current global issues.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 119 Downloads
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 completed worksheet as the basis for a written response on the importance and implication of the article.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 324 Downloads
Current Event Report
Make sure your class spends some time paying attention to the news by asking individuals to report on a current event. Using this sheet, pupils write down the title, source, and date before composing a brief summary and a personal response to the story.
5th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads
American Government Final Project
Your young citizens will be so excited for this American government final project, which will offer them a variety of choices for synthesizing and demonstrating their knowledge at the conclusion of your course. The resource includes descriptions of project options, such as a 2014 presidential election analysis paper or current events news cast to designing an American government music video or board game!
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Unit 5: Current Events Scavenger Hunt-Linking the Classroom and the World
Learners 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 learners search for as many countries in the news as possible.
4th - 8th Language Arts 16 Views 71 Downloads