Part 1:  The Editorial Cartoon

Instructions: 

  • Find an editorial cartoon and complete the Editorial Cartoon Analysis Questions
  • Please include a copy of the Editorial Cartoon
  • Your editorial cartoon must address a current event that occurred within the past 30 days, or is still relevant/in the news. (IE Oil Prices started to drop more than 30 days ago, but would still be considered current.)
  • Jot notes & the Editorial Cartoon Work will be made in a Google Doc. Do not print – You no longer need to share these - please name them "April 8 Current Events" and save them in the Social Studies folder in Google Drive
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/community/inside-the-globe/public-editor-some-cartoons-are-meant-to-be-serious-not-humorous/article23684686/
Suggested Editorial Cartoon Sites
Note - some of the regional papers/sources will mostly have cartoons relating to their subscriber area IE the Vancouver Sun.  I found most of these  resources by searching for Canadian Editorial Cartoons - feel free to do the same.

Part 2: 3x4 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 3 current events stories. (shoot for 3 - 1 or 2 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 bullet points. (Who, What & Why)

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