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 "Jan 18 Current Events" and place in the Google Drive Social Studies folder.

NOTE - Only One Sports Story!!


Some Stories To Look At:

  • there are variety of stories related to President Elect Donald Trump (Remember - only 2 Trump stories)
  • Trudeau and a possible conflict of interest over his Christmas Vacation, and the involvement of the Ethics Commissioner




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