Jan 15 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 - 3 is 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 15 Current Events" and place in the Google Drive Social Studies folder.

(In case you finish early - Here is the Renaissance Final Exam Study Guide)


Story Ideas:
  • Impact of the California mud slides
  • The 'Fire and Furry' book about Donald Trump - what are the accusations? What has been the impact for President Trump?
  • Fall out from the minimum wage hike in Ontario
  • US & Canada NAFTA Negotiations