Current Event Project

This Current Event Project activity & project also includes:

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.e. What happened? and So what?) and scoring criteria.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners tie the current event they choose to a historical topic they are currently studying or have studied in the past
  • Include a list of useful news sites or newspapers that class members can reference
  • Provide an alternative method for submission of online news articles and papers
Pros

  • Nicely designed handout that can immediately be distributed (does not include any information that is specific to the author)
  • Information is well organized
  • Includes great tip on avoiding using the word "I" in formal written work based on fact
Cons

  • None