Four by Four Current Events

Purpose:
  • Create a general overview of several current events stories.
  • Summarize (Own Words) a current event in a student’s own words using brief jot-notes.
  • Use the ‘Who, What & Why’ model

Instructions:
  1. Research 4 current events stories. (shoot for 4 - 2-3 are OK)
  2. Each stories will include:
    1. Date & Headline
    2. Description of the important aspect of the story summarized in your own words using 4 bulleted points. (Who, What & Why)
  3. Jot notes will be made in a Google Doc. Do not print – You no longer need to share these - please name them "Dec 8 Current Events"

Some Stories To Look At:
  • Avian flu in Canada
  • ISIS recruiting in Canada (CBC)
  • Oil prices
  • Yemen Hostage Raid
  • Protests in the US around police & race
  • Typhoon in the Philippines
  • Spacecraft Orion

Suggested news websites:
http://www.google.ca/news
http://www.newser.com/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/