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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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars take a closer look at world events. In this current events instructional activity, students discuss the role of the newspaper throughout history. Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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 plan by compiling a list of websites where they gathered their information.
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 countries in the news as possible. They write a brief summary of each article.